Aims & objectives:
At the end of the course the candidates should be able to:
Have knowledge and understanding of the normal conduction system and of the heart, normal cardiac cycle
Understand how depolarisation/ repolarisation of the myocytes occurs.
Understanding of action potential and what may cause change to this and the effects
Be confident in recording of an ECG, correct lead placement and patient preparation.
Be able to systematically analyse a 12 lead ECG, calculate heart rate and rhythm, identify normal criteria in an ECG, normal patterns and size and timings of complexes, identify abnormalities on a 12 lead ECG, identify common arrhythmias – supra and ventricular tachyarrhythmias
Have understanding of main treatment strategies for arrhythmias above
Be able to identify heart blocks, treatment strategies and understanding of the role of pacing
Understand patho physiology of bundle branch blocks and appearances on ECG
To understand the signs and symptoms of ACS, immediate management and to be able to interpret ECGs of STEMI, NSTEMI and unstable angina.
Who should attend: Trained Nurses, Junior Doctors and Medical Students
Length: 4 Days - Attendance at all four days is required to complete the course.
14th, 21st, 28th March & 4th April 2013
Venues to be confirmed - St Richards Hospital, Chichester
Cost: £200 per place
How to Apply:
Complete an External Application Form and send it to Learning & Development Unit, 3 Liverpool Gardens, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1TF
For further information about the course contact firstname.lastname@example.org