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This course is an introduction to ECGs, combining theory and practice. The main aim is to master the basic and essential elements and know what a normal ECG looks like. If you plan to learn more than just the basics, register for the Intermediate course, as it contains all of the Basic Course Content.
You are guided through each segment of the ECG, cardiac axis, rhythm, rate, as well as interpretation of the ECG. The aim is not only to provide a theoretical overview of the anatomy of the cardiac conduction system, but also to present the content in a way that logically links cardiac anatomy and the electrophysiological changes that present on the ECG so that it is not merely an identification of what, but why, these changes occur. As Taylor (2009: 37) states: “ECG changes logically reflect what is happening in the heart’s anatomy & physiology. All of it makes more sense if you think of the mechanism while learning the diagnostic criteria".
Application of this knowledge in the practical part of the course is essential. Interactive learning ensures understanding, which is key to lasting knowledge! After all, the development of competence and confidence comes with practice.
Medical practitioners, emergency personnel, nurses, biokineticists
Module 1 Introduction 8 min 46 sec
Module 2 Principles of electrophysiology & electrocardiography 16 min 26 sec
Module 3 Electrical views of the heart 8 min 41 sec
Module 4 Anatomy of the conduction system 6 min 28 sec
Module 5 Elements of the ECG 9 min 07 sec
Module 6 Heart Rhythm & Heart RATE (HR) 16 min 41 sec
Module 7 The P wave 2 min 26 sec
Module 8 The PR interval 1 min45 sec
Module 9 The QRS complex 5 min 53 sec
Module 10 The ST segment 5 min 07 sec
Module 11 The QT interval 3 min
Module 12 The T wave 1 min 50 sec
Module 13 The U wave 1 min 07 sec
Module 14 The QRS or cardiac axis 6 min 54 sec
Module 15 Interpreting the ECG 9 min 03 sec
This course is applicable to a wide range of medical professionals. It consists of short individual modules of video and audio combined with practical learning, and mastery of skills learned.
Identify each element of the ECG, and what these elements mean, be able to measure each element, know the normal ranges for each element, and identify if each element is normal or abnormal. At the end of the course, combining these skills to finally interpret the ECG as normal or abnormal.
The ECG final review assessment consists of 20 questions. You need to score 70% to pass and will have 2 attempts.
Pass the assessment with 70%
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