Giving nursing staff the confidence to conduct ECGs and interpret the results.
The ECG is used to record the electrical activity of the heart from different angles to identify and locate pathology. When nurses are asked to perform a 12 lead ECG, there is an expectation that they know how to use the equipment and are able to recognise a normal or abnormal result. This webinar will support clinicians conducting ECGs in general practice to build confidence in this task.
This one hour interactive webinar will refresh knowledge about the normal anatomy and physiology of the heart and will build participant confidence in obtaining quality 12 lead ECGs including: correct lead placement; timing and components. Common cardiac rhythms and affected heart anatomy will complete the ECG update.
- Refresh knowledge of the normal anatomy & physiology of the heart including the electrical system and the laws of electricity
- Learn the importance of correct placement to record 3 & 5 lead monitoring and their relationship to parts of a 12 lead ECG
- Understand the timing and components of a 12 lead ECG common cardiac rhythms and affected heart anatomy
Completion of this webinar will support practices to address the following RACGP accreditation standards:
- GP3.1 C Our clinical team is trained to use the practice’s equipment that they need to properly perform their role.
- GP3.1 D Our clinical team is aware of the potential risks associated with the equipment they use.