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SCST Foundation Course in Essential ECG Interpretation
Mon, 22 May 2017, 09:30 – Tue, 23 May 2017, 16:30 BST
This is the nationally recognised and accredited course in ECG interpretation for healthcare professionals who work in acute medicine.
It is suitable for:
Junior doctors and nurses working in acute medicine, intensive care and emergency care
Cardiographers, senior cardiographers and associate practitioners in Cardiology
Respiratory physiologists or Medical Physics technologists who supervise patients undergoing CPET or MPS
The course focuses on conditions and ECG patterns likely to be encountered in secondary rather than primary care. The aim is to teach practitioners to identify ECG features that have implications for immediate management and urgent referral.
“Extremely informative” – Sister, A/E
“Very interesting and exceptionally useful. I am more confident in looking at ECGs and feel more able to highlight my concerns to medical staff to ensure improving outcomes for my patients” – Registered Nurse, AMU.
“Very interesting and informative. This course was very rewarding in gaining a deeper confidence that can be used in practice.”– Emergency Care Practitioner.
“Much more confident in diagnosing now. It’s a long time since I’ve enjoyed a training event so much. Thank you!” – Urgent Care Practitioner.
The 2-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, sudden cardiac death/syncope syndromes. Learning will progress by integratingECG features and clinical presentations in a structured approach to differential diagnosis.
Teaching will finish with group discussions of a range of clinical scenarios illustrating many of the abnormal ECG patterns covered.
The complete teaching package will comprise:
- Pre-course reading on ECG theory
- 2 days’ teaching
- Book of all teaching slides
- Workbook of classroom exercises
- 1 month of post-course social media support
All refreshments and lunches are included in the course fee of £275
A multiple choice examination will be available (at additional charge) one month after the course to assess competence in ECG interpretation at the level described. Success in the exam will lead to the awarding of the SCST Certificate in Essential ECG Interpretation.
- Basic ECG theory
- The normal ECG, including normal variants
- Recognising normal QRS axis, left axis deviation, right axis deviation and extreme axis
- APBs and VPBs
- Atrial flutter
- Atrial fibrillation
- Accelerated idioventricular rhythm
- VT and VF
- Bradyarrhythmias and conduction disturbances
- LBBB and RBBB
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree AV block
- Sinus bradycardia and sinus arrest
- Myocardial ischaemia and infarction
- Pulmonary embolism
- Pericarditis and myocarditis
- Left and right ventricular hypertrophy
- Left and right atrial abnormalities
- Hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia
- Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
- ECG effects of drug therapy and toxicity
- Simple pacing
- Sudden cardiac death syndromes
- Long QT syndrome
- Brugada syndrome
- Arrhythmogenic RV cardiomyopathy
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Error and artefacts
This course is not aimed at healthcare professionals in Primary Care - please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the SCST workshop on ECG Interpretation in Primary Care.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The National Railway Museum is 2 minutes’ walk from York railway station. The venue has free parking for those attending the course.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email email@example.com with any queries.