NEW ECG (Foundation & Advanced) and Pre-Hospital Acute Cardiovascular Diagnostics courses delivered by our ECG Specialist Phil Poskitt.




A one-day course designed to deliver the foundations of knowledge required, to make well-informed and evidence-based decisions in the pre-hospital environment, with regards to utilising electrocardiography as an invaluable support tool for patient assessment. The aims of this course are to strengthen pre-existing knowledge, to dispel myths surrounding electrocardiography, to increase confidence in identifying ECG abnormalities, to stress the importance of clinical correlation, but also (and often rather important) to discuss the limitations of both acquisition & interpretation.




• Review of Cardiovascular Anatomy & Physiology
• Obtaining an accurate 12-Lead ECG
• Foundations of Electrocardiography
• The Normal 12-Lead ECG
• Cardiac (QRS) Axis
• Supraventricular Arrhythmia
• Heart Block & Conduction Abnormalities
• Ventricular Arrhythmia
• Pacemakers & ICDs
• The ECG in Acute Coronary Syndrome
• A Stepwise Approach to ECG Interpretation


Participants of this course will gain an understanding of how electrocardiography can be used within their clinical role in order to guide clinical decision making, develop a better understanding of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, learn how to accurately and professionally obtain a 12-Lead ECG and will develop an appreciation of how a normal 12-Lead ECG presents; following a strict and proven step wise approach to interpretation.


This course stresses the importance of understanding a normal ECG presentation of normal parameters, as this allows clinicians to better identify potential abnormalities that may guide clinical decision making.


Participants will develop an understanding of acute ECG changes that result from a variety of underlying pathologies, as well as chronic findings that are frequently seen within the community.


The benefits and limitations of electrocardiography will be discussed; informed by the latest literature and evidence-based practices.


This course is specifically designed for the challenges and limitations of the Pre-hospital care environment.


Attendees will receive:


• A bespoke online educational package providing the foundation knowledge of electrocardiography, as well as including the invaluable Step wise Approach to 12-Lead ECG Interpretation.
• A Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course.


For Dates, Prices and online booking click HERE.




COMING SOON: This one day course with a Pre-Hospital focus intended for those with more ECG experience looks at advanced topics such as electrolyte imbalance, aortic dissection, tamponade, sudden cardiac death syndromes, STEMI mimics/equivalents, accessory pathways, cardiomyopathy and other curiosities of 12-Lead ECGs.



Exploring the uses of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) and 12-Lead Electrocardiography in acute cardiovascular care. This one-day course has been created to introduce the combined and integrated use of both Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) and Advanced Electrocardiography (ECG) in Pre-hospital and emergency care. This introductory course focuses on infective cardiac disease, tamponade physiology, and pulmonary embolism.


Topics Covered:


• Causes of Right Ventricular Strain including Pulmonary Embolism and DVT
• Causes of cardiac tamponade, myo-pericarditis, and endocarditis
• Associated ECG findings and ultrasound findings for these pathologies
• Basic focussed cardiac ultrasound
• Ultrasound of the inferior vena cava
• 3 Point DVT ultrasound
• Select Advanced ECG interpretation
• Clinical integration and correlation of both Point of Care Ultrasound and ECG findings specific to clinical decision making in the pre-hospital phase of care.
• Limitations of electrocardiography and point of care ultrasound in clinical practice


Participants will gain a new and exciting appreciation for how both ultrasound and electrocardiography can be used together to enhance clinical decision making in the pre-hospital and emergency care environment, a better understanding of the actual relative anatomy of internal organs in live patients, and the benefits and limitations of both ultrasound and ECG examinations; informed by the latest literature and evidence-based practices.


This course is specifically designed for the challenges and limitations of the pre-hospital and emergency healthcare environment and is suitable for Paramedics, Emergency Nurses, Foundation and Core Training Doctors, and Trainee Practitioners interested in PHEM.  It is also a fantastic refresher for clinicians who want to become more confident in their basic cardiac ultrasound skills. This course aims to develop ECG interpretation for those already in possession of a sound foundation of knowledge, delving into the intricacies and curiosities of advanced interpretation.


It is not suitable for those without prior ECG education!


Dates and prices HERE.



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