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Certificate of Achievement

Judith Frances Haire

has completed the following course:

ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers

St George's, University of London and Kingston and St George's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

This online course explored the fundamentals of ECG assessment. The course covered what ECGs are, why and how they are recorded, and common challenges faced in obtaining high quality recordings. It also covered how to recognise the heart's normal rhythm and the potential impact of arrhythmias.

2 weeks, 2 hours per week

Jo Gregory

Associate Professor for Undergraduate Workforce Development

St George's, University of London

Transcript

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the heart’s normal electrical activity and the meaning of the term ‘sinus rhythm’
  • Describe an ECG and what it measures
  • Discuss the reasons for recording an ECG
  • Identify the steps involved in recording a standard 12 lead ECG, including electrode placement and the pre and post-procedure considerations
  • Identify problems in obtaining a good quality ECG and suggest solutions to these
  • Explain the relationship between the heart’s electrical activity and ECG waveforms
  • Summarise the parameters for normal sinus rhythm
  • Describe some key features of arrhythmias and their potential impact

Syllabus

  • What are ECGs and why are they useful?
  • How to record an ECG
  • Troubleshooting and challenges in obtaining a high quality ECG
  • Recognising normal sinus rhythm
  • Introduction to arrhythmias

Issued on 9th October 2017

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Free online course:

ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers

St George's, University of London