St George’s, University of London is offering free online course on ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers. This course is suitable for a range of existing healthcare providers, including qualified and student nurses, paramedics and support workers.
In this two-week course, applicants will understand the principles of electrocardiography and learn a step-by-step approach to the ECG test, with this free online course. This course will start on September 18, 2017.
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Course At Glance
Length: 2 weeks
Effort: 2 hours/week
Subject: ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers
Institution: St George’s, University of London and Future learn
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on September 18, 2017
St George’s, University of London
St George‡s is the UK‡s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research.
About This Course
The electrocardiograph (also known as electrocardiogram) or ECG is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure, commonly used to assess people with known or suspected heart disease, in a variety of healthcare settings.
Competent recording, reading and interpretation is vital to ensure safe and effective care, yet ECGs are commonly undertaken by unqualified and junior staff, who have received little training.
Why Take This Course?
This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English. Applicants can get a verified certificate.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
- Explain the heart‡s normal electrical activity and the meaning of the term ‘sinus rhythm‡
- Describe an ECG and what it measures
- Discuss the reasons for recording an ECG
- Identify the steps involved in recording a standard 12 lead ECG, including electrode placement and the pre and post-procedure considerations
- Identify problems in obtaining a good quality ECG and suggest solutions to these
- Explain the relationship between the heart‡s electrical activity and ECG waveforms
- Summaries the parameters for normal sinus rhythm
- Describe some key features of arrhythmias and their potential impact
This course is suitable for a range of existing healthcare providers, including qualified and student nurses, paramedics and support workers.
Jo Gregory is a an Associate Professor for Undergraduate Workforce Development and also a Registered Nurse with extensive experience of teaching cardiac care to Healthcare Providers from a range of backgrounds.
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