To provide theoretical and practical knowledge in order to identify anatomically correct electrode positions and record a diagnostic ECG.
- Outline the basic anatomy of the chest and heart.
- Discuss correct patient preparation.
- Identify accurate electrode positions.
- Outline how to record a diagnostic ECG.
At the end of the course delegates should be able to:
- Explain the anatomy of the heart.
- Discuss how to prepare the patient including 3-point check, consent and skin preparation.
- Identify reasons for recording an ECG.
- Identify problems in obtaining a good quality ECG and suggest solutions to these.
- Identify the steps involved in recording a standard 12 lead ECG, including electrode placement and the pre and post-procedure considerations.