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SCST Diploma in ECG Interpretation Course - Northern Ireland - September 20...

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Clinical Education Centre, Elliott Dynes

Royal Group of Hospitals

Grosvenor Road

Belfast

BT12 6BA

United Kingdom

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This is the professionally recognised course for all those who are reporting on both 12 lead and ambulatory ECGs.

This is designed as a preparation course for those planning to sit the Diploma in ECG Interpretation examination. It is suitable for associate practitioners, cardiac scientists, specialist nurses, doctors and any other healthcare professionals wishing to demonstrate skills and knowledge beyond Certificate level. Examination for this award is in the form of a 3 hour written paper, registration form available through www.scst.org.uk or by emailing exams@scst.org.uk


The course covers the entire syllabus which can be accessed here:

http://www.scst.org.uk/resources/3C6_Dip_in_ECG_Interp_required_knowledge_May_2016.pdf


Course structure

The 3-day course will start with basic ECG theory and terminology and go on to define the normal ECG. Teaching will proceed by clinical category, such as tachyarrhythmias, bradyarrhythmias, chest pain syndromes, drug and electrolyte effects, morphological abnormalities, basic pacing and sudden cardiac death/syncope syndromes. Learning will progress by integrating ECG features and clinical presentations in a structured approach to differential diagnosis.

The complete teaching package will comprise:

  • Pre-course reading on ECG theory
  • 3 days’ teaching
  • Course manual/revision guide
  • Workbook of classroom exercises
  • 1 month of post-course social media support

All refreshments and lunches are included in the course fee.


Course Cost

The cost of the three day course is £620. Members of SCST are able to access a discounted rate of £570 on confirmation of their valid membership number.


Further information

A multiple choice examination will be available (at additional charge) approximately one month post-course, and twice a year thereafter, to assess competence in ECG interpretation at the level described. Success in the exam will lead to the awarding of the SCST Diploma in ECG Interpretation.

The Examination will be held on 12th October 2019.

Application form for this are available from April 2019 at www.scst.org.uk


Course Content

  • Lead theory and nomenclature
  • The normal ECG, including normal variants
  • Calculating QRS axis
  • Tachyarrhythmias:
    • APBs and VPBs
    • ANNRT, AVRT and atrial tachycardia
    • Accelerated AV nodal rhythm
    • Atrial flutter
    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Ashman phenomenon
    • Accelerated idioventricular rhythm
    • VT and VF
  • Bradyarrhythmias and conduction disturbances
    • LBBB and RBBB
    • 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree AV block
    • Escape rhythms
    • Sinus node disease
  • Myocardial ischaemia and infarction
  • Prinzmetal angina
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pericarditis and myocarditis
  • Left and right ventricular hypertrophy
  • Left and right atrial abnormalities
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia
  • Hyperventilation
  • Metabolic disturbances
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
  • ECG effects of drug therapy and toxicity
  • Simple pacing
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy and cardiac amyloidosis
  • Sudden cardiac death syndromes
    • Long QT syndrome
    • Brugada syndrome
    • Arrhythmogenic RV cardiomyopathy
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    • Early reploarisation syndrome
  • Error and artefacts


FAQs

Do I need any prior ECG knowledge?

Some prior knowledge and experience of ECGs would be advantageous but we do supply pre-course reading material on ECG theory and the course starts by covering all the fundamentals.

Is accommodation included?

Lunch and refreshments are provided. Accommodation is not included in the cost of the course as delegates may require accommodation of differing standards. Belfast has a wealth of hotels over a range of prices which can be accessed through any of the well known booking sites.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email admin@scst.org.uk with any queries.


Important payment information - full payment is required prior to commencement of the course. Please see ticket information for further details.


Refund Policy - please note that refunds cannot be given for cancellations made within 30 days of the course start date. Cancellations made 30 days or more before the start date will incur a cancellation charge of £150. If you wish to cancel a booking please contact secretary.scst@gmail.com directly.


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Clinical Education Centre, Elliott Dynes

Royal Group of Hospitals

Grosvenor Road

Belfast

BT12 6BA

United Kingdom

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