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Introduction to ECG


Course Overview:

Candidates will be able to record a 12-lead ECG and interpret what a normal ECG recording looks like. 


Indicative Audience:

Health Care Workers are required to undertake ECGs.


Aims of the programme:

  • To understand the normal anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • To understand the principles of ECG monitoring
  • To be able to undertake a 12-lead ECG
  • To recognise a normal ECG recording


Course Content:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • Undertaking a 12-lead ECG recording theory and practical session
  • Recognising a normal ECG reading
  • Introduction to some common causes of abnormal ECG readings
  • The role of the health care worker
  • Record Keeping
  • Referring to a health care professional


Indicative Duration: 

1 day

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