Introduction to ECG Arrhythmias Workshop
One of the common diagnostic tests available to physicians, nurses and Paramedics is the electrocardiogram (ECG). The use of the ECG has become a routine part of the evaluation of patients with cardiac complaints. The ECG may reflect secondary myocardial processes, e.g., those associated with coronary artery disease, hypertension, cardiomyopathy or infiltrative disorders; metabolic and electrolyte abnormalities and therapeutic or toxic effects of drugs or devices. Electrocardiography serves as the gold standard for the noninvasive diagnosis of arrhythmias and conduction disturbances, and it occasionally is the only marker for the presence of heart disease.
Health care providers are always faced with ECGs to read in their daily practice. Some of them are done routinely; others are done in association with special medical complaints. Therefore, they should be competent in interpreting ECG and manage accordingly.
This workshop serves as an introduction to ECG interpretation for novices and as a refreshing review for experienced providers.
Foster an understanding of the cardiac system and the significance of various ECGs with regard to cardiac diseases.
Prepare health care providers to recognize ECG changes of cardiac abnormalities with greater accuracy.
Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- How to do & analyze 12 leads and single lead ECGs accurately.
- Interpret rhythm disturbances including supraventricular, ventricular and AV blocks rhythms.
- Identify ECG changes indicating electrolyte & drugs effect on ECG
- Use of defibrillator- Cardioversion, defibrillation, external pacing
- Describe the ECG abnormalities found in the following:
- Acute myocardial infarction.
- Hypertrophy & pacemakers.
- Atrial & ventricular ectopic beat.
- Narrow & broad complex tachycardia.
- Bundle branch block.
- Manikins, Defibrillator
- Work group ECG studies.
- Interns, CT and junior doctors
- Medical students
- GP doctors, practice & community nurses
- ER staff
- Nurses, Healthcare assistants
Seats available: 30 participants per workshop only.