Course Title: Understanding ECG… for once… for all (Advanced Course)
Course Owner: Dr. Anas F. Hamam
Course Instructor: Dr. Anas F. Hamam
Course duration: Half day (4 hours of lectures)
Purpose of course: To understand and master advanced topics in ECG, mainly how to approach tachyarrhythmias, decipher subtle difficult cases, and recognized dangerous findings that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Aim of course: To improve the awareness of the ED physician, or any physician attempting to read an ECG to include deadly signs and findings on the ECG
Target Audience: Physicians in the following disciplines:
Nurses in various disciplines
Emergency Medicine Technicians (EMTs)
Level: Students, Interns, Nurses, Residents, Assistant Consultants, Associate Consultants, and Consultants.
attendance: A medical background knowledge level equal to at least that of medical school student in their final year of medical school, and has attended a basic ECG course
Workshop Breakdown: 1. Approach to Narrow complex Tachyarrhythmias
- Approach to Wide Complex Tachyarrhythmias
- Subtle but deadly ECG cases
- Difficult Cases
A detailed description of the course lectures:
- Approach to Narrow complex tachyarrhithmia
This lecture introduces the attendees to the method of approaching a patient presenting with Narrow complex tachyarrhythmia. The focus here in how to recognize the arrhythmia, how to diagnose it for its DDx list, and a glimpse at how to treat it.
- Approach to Wide complex Tachyarrhythmia
In this lecture the attendee is taught how to methodically and systematically approach Wide complex tachyarrhythmia. What are the pitfalls that should be avoided and how to suspect or confirm VT, and the decision to treat.
- Subtle but Deadly ECG cases
This lecture simply presents a series of Cases with emphasis on subtle changes that might have gone un-noticed should the physician’s diligence falter. The ECGs presented here tells tales of dangerous underlying conditions that if diagnosed might literally save the patient’s life. In this part of the workshop the attendee is taught how to recognize these signs, an findings.
- Difficult ECG Practice cases
With ECG the best thing to make the information stick is practice, practice, practice. Here cases with all sorts of ECG are presented in a sort of “Look, read, and diagnose” sort of manner. With easy and difficult findings that is particular to each case.
|Time||Topic / Activity|
|1300-1345||Approach to Narrow Complex Tachyarrhythmia|
|1345-1430||Approach to Wide Complex Tachyarrhythmia|
|1430-1600||Subtle but Deadly ECG Cases|
|1600-1615||Break and Prayer|
|1615-1715||Difficult ECG Practice Cases|