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Introduction to ECG Course

INTRODUCTION TO ECG - RECORDING AND BASIC INTERPRETATION (GPT009)
CLASSROOM OR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Learn how to perform and

read an ECG ...

  • Nationally Recognised Qualification

  • OCN Accredited - Level 3 (advanced level)

  • CPD Accredited - The CPD Certification Service

  • Introduces you to the fundamentals of setting up and operating an ECG machine

  • Includes patient preparation

  • Produce a valid (error free) ECG

  • Learn and understand ECG traces

  • Recognise recordings that require urgent attention

  • Basic understanding of English language required

  • OPEN TO ALL APPLICANTS

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM OPTION INCLUDES COMPREHENSIVE PRACTISE@HOME ECG TRAINING KIT

Final interpretation of all ECG recordings is the responsibility of a medical professional.

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About this course

PART 1 - Theory: complete online at
home or work and download a certificate of completion

PART 2 - Skills and Practical Development: Attend a classroom location or virtual classroom for your practical training

A "primer" course is also included, covering the basics of ECG (opt out if not required)

78 UK & Eire training locations

OCN Accredited at Level 3 (advanced)   +

CPD Accredited

Adheres to current medical training

standards throughout - Skills for Health &

WHO compliant

Virtual Classroom course includes

comprehensive "at home" ECG Training Kit

Understanding different ECG equipment types

 

ECG equipment - set-up and calibration

Includes professionalism, consent, IPC

and legal requirement

Patient preparation

How to correctly apply electrodes to limbs and chest

Identify artifacts (equipment and patient)

Identify and recognise routine traces

Identify and recognise non-routine traces

Identify traces requiring urgent attention

Labelling and reporting

Learning Outcomes

Safely and competently set up an ECG machine

Introduce patients to the ECG test, adhering to compliancy requirements before and after testing

Perform an ECG test to national guidelines

Understand basic traces and their correlation to cardiac issues

Recognise normal and erroneous recordings

 

Recognise recordings that require urgent medical follow-up

Complete the recording and label (or record digital copies) as per guidelines

After the course

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