148 - Foundations of ECG

 148 - Foundations of ECG
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This education activity will cover the basics of the anatomy and physiology of the heart and how to conduct and interpret an ECG.

Learning Outcomes

  • An awareness of the indications for collecting and monitoring an ECG in the primary care environment.
  • An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, including the cardiac cycle.
  • An understanding of the symptoms of common cardiac conditions, including acute and chronic disease.
  • A knowledge of validated tools used for the assessment of cardiac function.
  • An awareness of actions to take when identifying an abnormal ECG trace.
  • Enhanced skills in reading an ECG and identifying common indicators of cardiac conditions.
  • Developed local knowledge of cardiac referral pathways. This knowledge is essential for nurses to understand the context of their practice and patients.

Estimated Duration

2 hours

Target Audience

Suitable for all nurses working in primary health care including general practice.

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