Get Rhythm - A Nurses Guide to ECGs
ECG’s can be daunting, it is an area of veterinary nursing that is not taught in great detail and one that is sometimes avoided because it is poorly understood. This webinar will go back to basics; where better to start than at the beginning? We will go through the electrical conduction system of the heart and relate that to how an ECG is actually formed. We will look at how to get a “good” (diagnostic) ECG trace, what is normal, and common arrhythmias you may see in general practice (and what to do if you do see them!).
Recording from 4 August 2021
Lauren Holland BNS
Lauren qualified with an honours degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2011. She worked in a busy mixed animal general practice for a number of years and developed an interest in emergency work. In 2014 she gained her Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care and has an interest in emergency medicine. After joining HeartVets in 2020, she has worked as a Cardiology Referral Nurse and has been able to develop her skills in all things Cardiology! Lauren particularly enjoys echocardiography and nursing critical patients. Lauren has been a clinical coach for a number of years, training veterinary nurse students and in 2020 gained her teacher training qualification. She is passionate and proud of the veterinary nursing profession and is keen to encourage others to follow their passions and develop their skills.