Essentials of Electrocardiography

Based on ESC guidelines

Practice how to interpret a 12-Lead ECG on patients with cardiac changes

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Course type: Online; Self-Paced
Duration: Available for 2 months
Modules: 5
Time required: Up to 2 hour per module
Target Audience: Nursing
Specialty: Cardiology
Level: Intermediate
Language: English; Portuguese
Certificate: Yes

About the Essentials of Electrocardiography

Currently, in the emergency department, there is a high incidence of patients with cardiac changes. A rapid assessment of these patients has a major impact on the prognosis of their clinical status. Within the scope of Nursing interventions and the effective application of knowledge, nurses need to have solid knowledge, based on clinical evidence on the main aspects of ECG. In this sense, to promote knowledge, it is essential to use not only initial training but also other clinical simulation strategies for professional development.

Thus, this course allows nurses to practice the approach to patients with cardiac changes in a realistic environment of an emergency department, contributing to the development of their knowledge in the area of electrophysiology.

Target Audience

Recommended for Nursing

Course Overview

5 Modules
The course consists of 5 modules with virtual patient cases, with basic and intermediate levels of complexity.
Average Time to practice (per module)
• Clinical Scenario: 20 minutes per attempt (3 attempts: 60 minutes
• Final attempt (if applicable): 20 minutes
• Multiple Choice Question: 5 minutes
• Feedback Area: 10 minutes
• Learning Objectives and Scientific References: 10 minutes
• Handbook: 10 minutes
• CPD Hours: 9

Online, Self-paced
You have up to 2 months to complete the 5 modules at your own pace.
Certificate of Completion
After completing the course, you will be given a personalized CPD certificate with a confirmation of attendance in an accredited course by the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).

What you will learn:

By undertaking this course, healthcare professionals will be able to:

• Identify an early repolarization pattern through the patient’s condition, dialogues, and complementary diagnostic tests (12-lead-ECG);
• Identify a myocardial infarct through the 12-lead-ECG;
• Apply the correct treatment according to medical indication;
• Identify atrial fibrillation in the 12-lead-ECG in a patient with heart failure through the patient’s condition, dialogues, and complementary diagnostic tests (12-lead-ECG);
• Identify atrial flutter in the 12-lead-ECG;
• Apply the correct treatment according to medical indication;
• Identify ventricular tachycardia with narrow complex through the 12-lead-ECG.

Competencies you will achieve:

• Universal safety measures procedures
• Promote patient safety
• Collect patients clinical information
• Establish drug dosing for common medications

• Respiratory rate and rhythm assessment and interpretation
• Oximetry interpretation and O2 administration
• Lung examination (percuss, fremitus, auscult and qualities of air sound, lobar locations)

• Assess and interpret pulse and blood pressure
• Electrocardiogram interpretation
• Detect heart murmurs and sounds: Identify S1 (tricuspid, mitral) and S2 heart sounds (pulmonary, aortic)
• Catheter management
• Blood sugar measurement and interpretation

• Assess and interpret temperature
• Hand and foot examination
• Cath lab techniques interpretation
• Laboratory Tests interpretation: Cardiac enzyme; Liver function; Renal function; Hematocrit; Fluid/Electrolyte

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Body Interact has developed this course based on European Society of Cardiology (ESC), utilizing advanced medical simulation technology with virtual patients

Course Outline

Module 1 - Early phase

Context: There are electrocardiographic findings that were normally considered benign. However, recent studies have shown that they can be related to the risk of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest.

Virtual Scenario: Miss Sheperd was running a marathon when she suddenly felt odd and had to stop running. She is healthy and has no personal background.

Module 2 - Chest pain after a family argument

Context: Some of the cardiac changes accompanied by symptoms can contribute to the discovery of the clinical diagnosis. These symptoms may be associated with discomfort in the center or on the left side of the chest. At the level of frequency, it may last a few minutes or pass and return. It may also be felt as uncomfortable pressure, tightness, fullness, or pain.

Virtual Scenario: Ms. Taylor is divorcing her husband. She was married to him for 17 years. Today, when they were signing the divorce papers, they started an argument about the custody of their son.

Module 3 - Feeling very tired

Context: Certain cardiac arrhythmias pose a major concern since they have the potential to develop blood clots in the upper chambers of the heart. These clots can also circulate to other organs and lead to blocked blood flow (ischemia) in those same locations.

Virtual Scenario: Mr. Lee is a mechanic and works hard to pay off some bills that his wife incurred with the loss of her own business. He has a personal history of heart failure, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, and obesity.

Module 4 - Feel palpitations and general malaise

Context: A normal heartbeat begins with an electrical impulse in the sinus node, a small area in the right atrium of the heart. Certain rhythm changes produce auricular reentry that allows the electrical impulse to move rapidly around the right atrium, causing between 240 and 340 contractions per minute. The rapid contractions prevent the chambers from filling completely between beats.

Virtual Scenario: Mr. Price was talking with his neighbor about some roof problems when he began to feel palpitations and general malaise. His neighbor decided to call for an ambulance.

Module 5 - Chest discomfort at the gym

Context: Disturbances in heart rhythm, caused by abnormal electrical signals in the ventricles, prevent the atria from filling with blood properly. This behavior can result in an inability of the atria to contract effectively and can cause cardiac arrest.

Virtual Scenario: Miss Wayman was at the gym when suddenly felt her heart racing more than usual and chest discomfort. She has no relevant personal background and is healthy and fit.

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