ECG Interpretation for Critical Care Nurses

Increase your confidence with ECG rhythm interpretation

1 CPD Points, 1 CEUs.
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN

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Brenda Morgan help_outline
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in the Critical Care Trauma Centre (CCTC), Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, Canada
Lecture Summary

During this presentation, logical steps to rhythm strip analysis will be recalled and applied to a rapid review of sinus, atrial, junctional and ventricular rhythms. The significance of each rhythm will be examined and potential interventions considered. The target audience includes nurses or health care providers seeking to refresh prior learning or increase confidence with ECG rhythm interpretation.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors
All health professionals who need a refresher in ECG interpretation

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Recall logical steps to guide ECG interpretation
  • Recognize common sinus, atrial, junctional and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Describe the hemodynamic significance of each arrhythmia
  • Identify a potential intervention for ectopic rhythms