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Clinical Skills

Managed Educational Network



Aim: Upon completion the practitioner will have enhanced their understanding and practice of

  • Heart Anatomy
  • Cardiac cells
  • Intrinsic rates
  • ECG graph components
  • Six stage approach
  • Recording ECG

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the heart including:
  • conduction system of the heart
  • surface of heart
  • bloody supply
  • Relate this conduction system to ECG tracing
  • Record an accurate 12 lead ECG
  • Recognise normal sinus rhythm using 6 stage approach

Authors: Lawrence McDonald

Last review date: 2016

Reviewed by: Karen Smith

The ECG skills pack group was established in 2011 to develop a clinical skills resource which is multi-professional and relevant, nationally based on best practice and best evidence.

If you would like to review this resource or to be involved in the pilot, please email: csmen@nes.scot.nhs.uk