Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Update



To revise practice and theoretical aspects in the nursing care of service users prescribed ECT

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session participants will have reviewed:

  • The relevant guidance and standards pertaining to the provision of ECT
  • The clinical skills and knowledge required in caring for the service user including physiological measurements and effective team communication
  • The legal and professional issues relevant to ECT


Registered Nurses currently working within ECT services who have previously completed the three or five day programme provided by the Clinical Education Centre.

Pre-requisites - participants should have up to date Basic Life Support and Moving and Handling.


Teacher/classroom contact. Competency based workbook

Important Information

Following this theoretical component the participant must engage with an appropriate skilled practitioner, in his/her clinical area, to further develop a greater knowledge and understanding of this person-centred care activity. This will involve the completion of self assessment workbook provided on the day, which should be completed within 3-6 months to consolidate learning and application to practice. It is the responsibility of the individual participant to complete this activity and to confirm completion with his/her Line Manager.



Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.

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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
Wednesday 27 February 2019
(9.30 - 4.30)
CEC - Antrim Martina Meenan
Erinne Proctor