ECG Reading and Basic Interpretation

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

12 Lead ECG Training Course | ECG Interpretation Training

12 lead ECG training and interpretation course

Our ECG training course and interpretation training is designed to provide healthcare workers in a variety of primary and secondary care settings with the knowledge and insight to confidently and accurately use ECG monitors.

Delivered by trained professionals with plenty of firsthand experience, delegates will be taught how to expertly operate the equipment and understand the results.

This 12 lead ECG training course will facilitate workers to diagnose and monitor cardiology issues in patients and service users under their care, and as the most frequently used diagnostic tool for these kinds of health problems it’s a vital course for any professional working in healthcare organisations.

What does our ECG training course cover?

Whether you’re a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional, our training course provides essential guidance on the administration of ECG monitors and traces, and provides a valuable introduction to reading and interpreting the results.

Our 12 lead ECG and interpretation training course covers:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the heart and conduction system
  • Lead placement for recording a 12 lead ECG
  • The normal 12 lead ECG and cardiac axis
  • Troubleshooting
  • Atrial abnormalities
  • Ventricular abnormalities
  • Disorders of conduction
  • Ischaemia Infarction and the ECG
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Practical session
  • The ‘normal’ ECG
  • Clinical case studies
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

Course duration

Our ECG training course is completed in one day. ECG taking training consists of a 3 hour session, while the full ECG taking and basic interpretation course lasts for a duration of 6 hours.

Assessment and certification

Delegates will be continually assessed by the course tutor, and participate in practical demonstrations and theoretical workshops to hone their skills in working with a 12 lead ECG and beginning to interpret the results.

Following the course, delegates are required to receive appropriate mentor supervision in order to support their learning and its practical application in the workplace.

Guardian Angels Training will provide the necessary competency proformas required to ensure safe and evidenced-based clinical practice, allowing the registered provider to ensure mandatory competency assessments are completed correctly.

If you need further advice regarding competency assessments or if you would like our registered nurse trainers to provide onsite competency assessments, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Upon successful completion of the 12 lead ECG training course and interpretation training, you’ll receive a certificate valid for 2 years from issue.

Please note: our ear care and ear irrigation training course is only available to employers such as...

  • NHS Trusts
  • CCGs
  • Care providers
  • Independent hospitals

...that can provide training facilities onsite for groups of 4 - 12 delegates per training session.

For further information about our ECG training course, please feel free to contact our friendly team and they’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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