This session is relevant to all veterinary nurses who take electrocardiograms (ECGs), and would like to understand the trace it gives, and relate that to the nursing care required. It will start with a comprehensive examination of what a ‘normal’ ECG should look like, breaking down each stage of the conduction cycle. The session will then look at how to interpret ECG traces and identify common arrhythmias seen in practice, such as atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and atrioventricular block. It will consider some of the common reasons why they may occur. Guidance will also be provided for sedation and anaesthesia, with the aim of providing greater confidence to understand the most commonly seen arrhythmias.
This webinar also includes a short quiz, upon completion you will receive a personalised certificate.
About the Provider, Charlotte Pace BA (Hons) RVN VTS (Cardiology) PG Cert (Vet Ed) FHEA
Charlotte Pace qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2003, whilst working in practice in London. In the same year she moved to the Royal Veterinary College to work as a medicine nurse. In 2006 she became the dedicated cardiology nurse for the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. In 2010 she passed American veterinary technician exams and became the first nurse to hold the Cardiology qualification outside the US. From 2012, Charlotte has taught veterinary nurses on both degree and diploma programmes. In 2015 she returned to veterinary practice and continues to write and lecture on veterinary cardiology.
This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CE/CPD.