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  • General

    Basic Electrocardiogram (ECG) For Beginners

     

     

    Instructor(s): Dev Nath Kaushal, Feryante Rintika Belansai

    Course Synopsis

    This course is designed for beginner level healthcare students and healthcare personnel to get a head start on understanding, analysing and interpreting basic electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms. The course starts by providing participants with an overview of the heart's anatomy, physiology and electrophysiology in relation to the ECG rhythm. It also meets the needs of participants who desire the ability to systematically analyse and interpret basic ECG rhythms originating from various anatomical locations within the heart.

    By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the heart anatomy and physiology in relation to the electrical conducting system.
    • Describe the responsibilities when preparing a patient for and performing a 12-lead ECG.
    • Apply a systematic approach in analysing basic ECG rhythms.
    • Analyse and identify basic ECG rhythms propagated by various locations within the heart.

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  • Learning Unit 1

    Before embarking on the technicalities of the ECG, you first would have had some basic understanding of the heart and its conduction system.

    This unit reviews the basic anatomy and electrophysiology which forms the base for progressing towards ECG rhythm analysis and interpretation.