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South Central CPD ECG Workshop

Date: 26 Mar, 2019

Time: 14.00 - 17.30

Address: The Winchester Hotel & Spa, Worthy Lane Winchester Hampshire SO23 7AB, Winchester

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Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) and 12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Diagnosing STEMI in the pre-hospital environment

Presented by Jon Newton MSc MCPara, t-ACP Emergency Medicine, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and Senior Lecturer Paramedic Science University of Gloucestershire 

ECG interpretation is a captivating facet of emergency care and an aspect of clinical practice like no other, yet remarkably many define it as their nemesis! So, why do so many student clinicians and seasoned professionals alike consider ECG interpretation the single most difficult area of the paramedic curriculum to master? Whatever your viewpoint, being able to robustly recognise STEMI in the prehospital setting, commence treatment, bypass the ED and facilitate the initiation of reperfusion therapy is perhaps one of the most rewarding clinical experiences one can achieve on a frontline ambulance. This seminar provides students and qualified clinicians with a prehospital toolkit for STEMI recognition (typical and atypical) and STEMI ‘mimics’; underpinning knowledge in pathophysiology, pharmacology and advice on how to avoid the common pitfalls which lead to unnecessary Cath Lab 

The ECG presentation is made up of three, 1hr sessions 

14:00-15:00 Part 1 (1hr) 3 lead ECG interpretation. Content best suited to 1st year student clinicians, ECAs/Trainee Techs.

15:15-16:15 Part 2 (1hr) 12 Lead ECG interpretation, treating ACS and common conveyance pitfalls. Suitable for everyone, but aimed at 2nd/3rd year paramedic students and qualified clinicians.

16:30-17:30 Part 3 (1hr) Heart Blocks - the deadly dozen! Content best suited to 2nd/3rd year students and experienced paramedics.

You are welcome to attend one or more of the sessions available.

Jon Newton is an experienced paramedic and clinical educator, with a passion for emergency medicine. His interests in prehospital care first began in 2003 before progressing into an Ambulance Technician role. Jon has since worked in a variety of clinical settings as a Paramedic, Emergency Care Lead for Motocross, Paramedic Clinical Mentor/ Operational Commander, Associate Lecturer in Paramedic Science, Emergency Care Practitioner (A&E) and Lead Paramedic (A&E Resus’). He currently works in Hertfordshire as a Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (Emergency Medicine) and as a part-time Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science at the University of Gloucestershire.

CPD certificates provided

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