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ECG acquisition and interpretation in primary care is the focus of this learning plan for GPs and nurses. In four linked articles, cardiology consultants Dr Ravi Assomull and Dr Sayan Sen introduce a 10-step system for acquiring and interpreting ECGs.
Each 1-credit article includes illustrative ECG traces and a post-test to assess knowledge. As well as discussing lead placement, axis, rate and rhythm, the articles highlight abnormal ECG readings including those associated with ischaemia.
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
Dr Sayan Sen and Dr Ravi Assomull, in the second of a series on ECG interpretation, discuss key steps including practicalities of ECG acquisition.
In the third of a series, Dr Ravi Assomull and Dr Sayan Sen present steps 6 to 10 of a 10-step system for successful ECG interpretation in primary care.