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12 Lead ECG and ACS
Approximate learning time: 3 Hours
Chest pain is a very common symptom in patients who present to A&E departments, accounting for 20-30% of all presentations. This makes the ability to interpret 12-lead ECGs a fundamental requirement for staff involved in the assessment of patients with chest pain.
This programme, authored by Charles G Bloe BJN UK Cardiovascular Nurse of the Year 2020, provides an overview of the 12-lead ECGs seen in patients presenting with chest pain and Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). The course features interactive eLearning, quizes and case studies.
- Understand the term Acute Coronary Syndrome, its pathophysiology, and implications.
- Identify the ECG appearances in Unstable Angina (Acute Myocardial Ischaemia) ST elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) and Non ST elevation Myocardial Infarction (non-STEMI).
- Identify and be aware of the significance of the following ECG appearances:
- ST elevation
- ST depression
- T wave inversion
- Pathological Q wave
- Be aware of ECG presentations of occlusive MI without ST elevation.
Acknowledgement: This online training course was funded by an educational grant from Cardinal Health UK 432 Ltd.