ECG Assessment: an Introduction for Healthcare Providers Course - St George's, University of London FutureLearn
Understand the principles of electrocardiography and learn a step-by-step approach to the ECG test, with this free online course.
Why join the course?
The electrocardiograph (also known as electrocardiogram) or ECG is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure, commonly used to assess people with known or suspected heart disease, in a variety of healthcare settings.
Competent recording, reading and interpretation are vital to ensure safe and effective care, yet ECGs are commonly undertaken by unqualified and junior staff, who have received little training.
Gain an introduction to ECG assessment and interpretation
This free online course will equip you with an introductory understanding of ECG assessment and interpretation, which will support the further hands-on training that is needed to competently perform the ECG test in clinical practice.
Over two weeks, you will be guided through a step-by-step approach to undertaking the procedure, including ECG lead placement, and how to deal with common challenges you may face in obtaining a high-quality ECG reading. You will also explore the principles of electrophysiology, and how to recognise a normal heart rhythm, as well as signs of arrhythmia.
You will learn through demonstrations and interactive animations, and be able to check your knowledge and deepen your understanding through a variety of quizzes and peer discussion.
Who is this accredited by?
The CPD Certification Service: This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles.
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.
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Who will you learn with?
I am an Associate Professor for Undergraduate Workforce Development and also a Registered Nurse with extensive experience of teaching cardiac care to Healthcare Providers from a range of backgrounds.
Who developed the course?
St George's, University of London
St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research.
Kingston and St George's Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a joint enterprise of Kingston University and St George’s, University of London.