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ECG Courses

CSMLS is aware of current and potential task shifting for Medical Laboratory Professionals to routinely conduct electrocardiograms (ECGs). We have gathered information for a number of ECG courses available in Canada.

Please check with the course provider for information about registration and course pricing.

Course Name Course Format Provider More Info
Basic Electrocardiography Online Fanshawe College

This course is designed for health care professionals employed in acute care facilities to learn basic ECG interpretation. Content includes related anatomy and physiology, components of the cardiac cycle, arrhythmias, therapies and electrical treatment.

Electrocardiography (ECG) Workshop for Healthcare Professionals Distance NAIT

This workshop is intended for healthcare professionals who are performing electrocardiograms or have performed electrocardiograms in the past. Students will learn techniques necessary to perform 12-lead electrocardiography. Working in a clinical setting, students will have the opportunity to produce 12-lead electrocardiograms.

Electrocardiography (Homestudy) Distance NAIT

Learn how to test if a heart is healthy by evaluating the electrical activity and identifying problems in function. You'll review how to be effective at these tests and understand the results better by reviewing seven units. Such units include digital and analog instrumentation, recording techniques for a 12 lead ECG, artifact recognition, remedies, discussion of a technically accurate tracing and an introduction to arrhythmias. This training is appropriate for MLTs, RNs, LPNs and Allied Health Professionals.

Electrocardiography Theory Basic Distance SAIT

Electrocardiography Theory Basic covers the knowledge and skills required to perform 12 lead electrocardiographs. Specifically, information about the anatomy and physiology of the heart, lead theory, ECG equipment, how to analyze the components of an ECG tracing and how to deal with a variety of patient situations.

12-Lead ECG Interpretation Online The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
  • Review cardiac anatomy and physiology
  • Review the basics of conducting electrocardiograms
  • Review basic arrhythmia interpretation
  • Discuss chamber enlargement and axis determination
  • Review conduction blocks, infarction & ischemia
  • Discover the systematic approach to 12-Lead ECG analysis
Performing 12 & 15 Lead ECGs Online/In class Half day (4 hour) practical workshop held at The Michener Institute The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Enhance your ECG skills with this hybrid course. Through a combination of online learning and practical hands-on experience, you will develop the know-how to produce high quality ECG tracings and to troubleshoot problems. The practical session will provide you with the opportunity to practice the collection of valid and accurate ECG tracing.

  • Course Objectives:
    Understand the physiology behind ECG
  • Learn how to operate ECG machines
  • Learn to apply patient leads correctly for both 12 and 15-lead ECGs
  • Improve your troubleshooting techniques
  • Learn how to maximize the quality of ECG tracings

Complete the didactic component online at your own pace and you will be eligible for the half day hands-on workshop. The workshop provides demonstrations and practice of ECG techniques using live patient models.

Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation Online The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Develop a systematic approach to identifying common arrhythmias, their significance, possible causes and treatment during this online course. You will learn to accurately interpret rhythm strips using static and dynamic simulations.

Interpretation includes normal rhythms and arrhythmias such as atrial and ventricular rhythms and heart blocks.

  • Review of anatomy and physiology of the heart
  • Understand the physiology of cardiac conduction
  • Perform cardiac rhythm analysis
  • Understand the causes, significance and treatment of common arrhythmias
Introduction to Electrocardiography Online Thompson Rivers University

This course is designed specifically for health care practitioners interested in gaining the knowledge required to perform 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs). Information on the anatomy and physiology of the heart, lead theory, ECG equipment, troubleshooting and dealing with a variety of patient situations, will also be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on the 12-lead ECG, recognition of arrhythmias that require immediate response and the properties that comprise an accurate ECG tracing.

  • Describe the cardiovascular circulation system.
  • Explain the functions and controls of ECG machines and equipment.
  • Identify the correct procedures in performing ECG tests.
  • Recognize arrhythmias that require immediate response.
  • Describe the process of evaluating ECG tracings and determining the presence of dysrhythmias.
  • Identify the different types and variations of ambulatory monitors.

These courses have not been approved by CSMLS.

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