Cardiology, Rhythm and ECG Interpretation: 2 Day Introduction



To enhance participants understanding of cardiac anatomy, related conditions, pharmacological treatments and associated Electrocardiographic anomalies.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the cardiac anatomy and related physiology including the neuro hormonal control of blood pressure and the renin angiotensin aldosterone pathway
  • Explain the terms contractility, preload and afterload and their relevance in managing the patient with heart failure
  • Outline the nature of heart valve disease, its presentation and treatment options
  • Demonstrate an awareness of pharmacological principles such as pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, half-life, first pass metabolism, therapeutic index, modes of action and related nursing care of patient receiving commonly prescribed cardiac medications.
  • Outline the rationale for cardiac monitoring, ECG recording and how to apply both a cardiac monitor and undertake a 12 lead ECG.
  • Illustrate the 6 stage approach to cardiac rhythm analysis and use this to describe common cardiac rhythm abnormalities.
  • Outline the management of tachycardia’s, bradycardias and cardiac arrest using high fidelity simulation.
  • Provide a structured approach to analysing the 12 lead ECG
  • Discuss the nature of Acute Coronary Syndromes and their diagnosis
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of common ECG abnormalities including ST Elevation, ST depression and T wave inversion and briefly outline the management of common ECG abnormalities.


All registered nurses with an interest in cardiology nursing.


Lectures, Interactive discussions, workshops, self–test  and simulation based scenarios.



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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