By popular demand, this accessible and relaxed course is designed to go back to basics to support frontline staff in approaching ECGs with confidence.  This half-day session covers cardiac anatomy, how ECGs work, common arrhythmias, tips for getting the most from your ePCR and explores the latest relevant guidelines and pathways.  There will be the chance to practice your ECG interpretation in a friendly environment, to ask questions and hopefully even have a little fun!  Suitable for all grades with an interest in ECGs. It is recommended that staff complete the level 1 course before doing the level 2

Either Janet Ogden (Paramedic), Katie Williams (PPEd / Paramedic), Alex Sharp (CDO / Trust Cardiac Lead), Christopher Ward (LDO) or Ian Luscombe (Paramedic) lead this half-day session (4 hours) covering:

  • Basic cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • Cardiac conduction pathways
  • How ECGs work
  • Understanding the parts of an ECG complex
  • EPCR tips and tricks
  • Recognising arrhythmias

There will be lots of opportunities for learners to get involved.  Each learner will have interactive workbooks to complete and take home, lots of case studies to work on in groups and the chance to ask those burning questions!

  1. Identify components of the ECG complex and relate to the cardiac conduction cycle and basic cardiac A&P.
  2. Identify normal ECG parameters.
  3. Identify common ECG rhythms (catergorized as ‘essential’ for Technicians and Paramedics)
  4. Identify how to use Mobimed / EPCR to accurately record and document an ECG
  5. Demonstrate awareness of relevant SWAST clinical guidelines relating to ECGs
  6. Demonstrate awareness of benefits and limitations of ECGs as a tool in patient assessment.
  • 14 January 2019 – 09:00-13:00
    Bournemouth Ambulance Station, Porchester Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8LJ
  • 15 January 2019 – 09:00-13:00
    Bournemouth Ambulance Station, Porchester Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8LJ
  • 15 January 2019 – 14:00-18:00
    Bournemouth Ambulance Station, Porchester Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8LJ
  • 17 January 2019 – 09:00-13:00
    Bournemouth Ambulance Station, Porchester Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8LJ
  • 01 February 2019 – 09:00-13:00
    Roche Training Venue, Station Approach, Victoria, St Austell, PL26 8LG
  • 01 February 2019 – 14:00-18:00
    Roche Training Venue, Station Approach, Victoria, St Austell, PL26 8LG

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