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ECG acquisition and interpretation in primary care: introduction

ECG acquisition and interpretation in primary care: introduction

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1.00 hour

Published

October 10, 2016

Updated

October 10, 2016
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Programme Description

ECG interpretation can be undertaken in primary care. In the first of a series, Dr Ravi Assomull and Dr Sayan Sen provide a guide to the infrastructure needed, a 10-step system for interpreting ECGs, a sample ECG report and a test. Key learning points include training and support needed, indications for ECG acquisition and tips for providing a safe service.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, GPs and nurses should be better able to:
  • Identify whether ECG acquisition and interpretation might be suitable for their practice
  • Recall training and support needs for primary healthcare staff around ECG acquisition and interpretation
  • List indications for ECG acquisition
  • Consider the 10-step system outlined for ECG interpretation
  • Author

    Activity and test authors
    Dr Ravi Assomull
    Consultant cardiologist
    London Northwest Healthcare NHS Trust &
    Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust
    London
    UK

    Dr Sayan Sen
    Consultant cardiologist
    Hammersmith Hospital
    London
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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