TypeOnsite Course
DateDec 4, 2018
Time8:30 - 17:00
PlaceJoondalup Resort, Connolly, WA 6027

12-lead ECGs in Acute Coronary Syndromes

The aim of this one day workshop is to develop the ability to accurately interpret 12-lead ECGs for effective recognition and treatment of patients experiencing acute coronary syndromes (ACS). This interactive programme introduces simple strategies for the interpretation of 12-lead ECGs, along with identification of STEMI impostors and opportunities to discuss real cases with real ECGs.

The workshop includes:

  • Acquisition of good quality ECG traces;
  • Interpreting components of a normal 12-lead ECG;
  • STEMI identification, localisation and predictive outcomes from 12-lead ECG in acute coronary syndromes;
  • STEMI management and complications;
  • Recognising STEMI imposters; and
  • 12-lead ECG interpretation using a simple 5-step analysis system.

The interactive programme provides students with a systematic approach to assessing the 12-lead ECG enabling them to not only confidently identify a STEMI, but manage potential complications arising from different infarct patterns. Candidates will receive a take-home manual and pocket reference cards.

Also included: welcome coffee; morning tea; buffet lunch; afternoon tea; and free parking. Attendees will receive a certificate documenting content and contact hours for professional portfolio evidence.

Section 1Introduction
Lecture 1Why learn to interpret?
Lecture 2Cardiac anatomy
Lecture 3Cardiac physiology
Section 212-lead acquisition
Lecture 4Machine preparation
Lecture 5Patient preparation
Lecture 6Lead placement
Lecture 7Troubleshooting
Section 3The normal 12-lead ECG
Lecture 8Format
Lecture 9Planes
Lecture 10Axis
Lecture 11The 10 rules
Section 4Acute coronary syndromes
Lecture 12Recognition
Lecture 13Localisation
Section 5Complications
Lecture 14Hypotension
Lecture 15Right inferior infarct
Lecture 16Dysrhythmias associated with ACS
Section 6Imposters
Lecture 17ST elevation and depression causes
Lecture 18Left ventricular hypertrophy
Lecture 19Bundle branch blocks
Lecture 20Paced rhythms
Lecture 21Benign early polarisation
Lecture 22Pericarditis
Section 7Consolidation
Lecture 235 step analysis
Lecture 24Case studies
Lecture 25STEMI or not?