An introduction to ECGs - demystifying the electrocardiogram (for nurses)
An introduction to electrocardiography in small animal medicine, aimed at nurses in emergency practice. Are you frightened of turning on the ECG or scared of what you might find? ECGs can be a really useful tool in emergency practice but understanding what they are telling you about your patients can be hard. This webinar will give an introduction to ECGs and give you more confidence when faced with those funny-looking waveforms. Dave will discuss basic cardiac physiology and explain how the ECG trace is created before running through some common examples of normal and abnormal traces. There will be questions along the way to keep you on your toes and a quiz at the end to cement your learning.
In case you have missed this webinar, you have the opportunity to watch a recorded version here.
David Dickson BVetMed CertAVP(VC) MRCVS
Dave Dickson joined the HeartVets team in 2011 and holds the RVCS Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Cardiology).
He is based at Park Vets in Cardiff, where he offers regular cardiology referral clinics, along with visiting clinics in Swansea and Haverfordwest.
Dave is currently working towards his RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and is undertaking research into echocardiographic assessment of canine myocardial function.