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ECG interpretation

This highly practical session will give a comprehensive introduction to interpreting ECGs.

This course is divided into two sessions; the first will provide the introductory theory for understanding ECG, a systematic approach for interpretation and practice skills in interpreting some basic rhythms and the second will develop further into atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. The following rhythms will be covered sinus rhythm, sinus tachycardia, sinus bradycardia, atrial fibrillation, ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, Torsade's de Points, asystole and ACS.

Course objectives

This short course will provide in-depth knowledge and skills across the following course objectives:

  1. To review the basic anatomy and physiology of the heart including the conduction pathway and the generation of an action potential
  2. To understand the function of lead placement, planes and axis.
  3. To understand an ECG rhythm strip
  4. To demonstrate a systematic approach to interpreting a rhythm strip.
  5. To be able to identify and troubleshoot monitor problems.
  6. To be able to recognise common arrhythmias and ACS.

Who should attend?

This short course is designed for early career registered nurses and third-year pre-registration nursing students.

Course details

When: Thursday 26 September and Thursday 3 October 2019, 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Where: University of Adelaide, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, North Terrace, level 4, room 4050a
Course coordinators: Vivienne Leigh and Iain Everett
Cost: $180 or $130 for students. Register via the buttons below.

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To find out more about this course, please contact:

Adelaide Nursing School
Telephone: +61 8 8313 3595