Electrocardiogram (ECG) Basics
Expand your knowledge and skills as a primary care nurse to achieve best patient outcomes in general practice
About this Program
Helping primary care nurses expand their knowledge and skills to achieve best patient outcomes in general practice
GPEx’s Practice Nurse Education and Development Program is specifically tailored to nurses wanting to transition into a general practice setting, or those who are already working in primary health care who want to upskill.
This module is one of 24 modules available in the Program. Modules can be purchased individually or together at a discounted price. You will have immediate access for up to 12 months from time of purchase.
An online certificate of completion is automatically available on successful completion.
Seat time: 1 hour
By the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Understand the indications for performing an ECG in the general practice setting
- Prepare the room, equipment and patient prior to performing an ECG
- Appropriately apply the chest and limb lead electrodes to the patient
- Accurately record a 12 lead ECG
- Troubleshoot common problems with ECG tracings
- Understand the basics of ECG interpretation including the five key features of normal sinus rhythm
- Be able to identify sinus tachycardia and sinus bradycardia
- Be able to identify atrial dysrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and supraventricular tachycardia
- Be able to identify the two serious ventricular dysrhythmias including ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation
- Revise the emergency management of ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation and ST elevation myocardial infarction within the general practice setting in your role as a practice nurse