Recording and Interpretation

12 Lead ECG Recording and basic interpretation

This is suitable for staff who are involved in taking and possibly requiring basic interpretation skills of a 12 lead ECG. Our trainers will need to have access to your ECG machine for the practical work, to ensure staff are familiar and competent in its use. Delegates will work through a workbook which they will keep as a reference at the end of the course.

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Course Objectives:

At the end of the training delegates will be able to:

  • discuss when an ECG would be needed
  • demonstrate accurate recording of a 12 Lead ECG
  • Use the principles of rhythm recognition
  • identify a normal ECG and rhythm strip
  • identify basic abnormal ECGs and rhythm strips

The content includes:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • How the ECG looks at the heart
  • Correct electrode placement
  • How to read a rhythm strip and ECG