This course provides the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and conduct ECG procedures, producing traces that are suitable for diagnostic purposes. It does not include interpretation of the ECG.
The course applies to those who work in emergency services and who conduct ECG procedures.
The course covers the following:
• WHS, legal and ethical requirements and safe operational procedures
• Anatomy and physiology of the heart
• Normal and abnormal ECG rhythms
• Infection control procedures
• Use of ECG machine including settings and preparation of ECG leads
• Skin preparation
• Electrode placement and lead attachment
• Produce and record trace for interpretation
• ECG lead and electrode removal procedures
• Waste management procedures
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses
Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.
If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.
This course is delivered over one (1) day and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.
$250.00 (No GST applicable)
Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.
On successful completion participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for:
• HLTCAR001 Perform electrocardiography (ECG)
To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.