PhEDECs™ – level 1

ECG interpretation is a fundamental part of effective emergency medical care. Taught by specialist paramedics with a range of clinical backgrounds, PhEDECs™ comprises three levels, appropriate for a variety of learners, and covers a range of learning outcomes incorporating elements of the diagnostic approach to ECGs, underlying anatomy and physiology, rhythm interpretation, and associated treatment.

PhEDECs™ syllabus (full)

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Course overview

Faculty

Silas Houghton Budd

BSc PGCert PGDip DIMC

Specialist paramedic (critical care)

Jamie Webb

BSc PGDip DPUC

Specialist paramedic

(urgent and emergency care)

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Aims

PhEDECs™ level 1 has two main aims. The first is to equip the learner with the necessary knowledge to be able to accurately identify a normal ECG. The second is to introduce the learner to life-threatening ECG patterns and the associated treatment.

Entry criteria

PhEDECs™ level 1 is aimed at clinicians fulfilling levels 3+ on the Skills for Health Career Framework. Examples include:

  • Ambulance Technician

  • Staff Nurse

  • Newly Qualified Paramedic 

  • FY1/2​

Course content

  • When to perform an ECG​

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Electrophysiology

  • Recognising the normal ECG

  • Identifying ischaemia and infarction

Duration

One day (six hours)

Certification / accreditation / endorsement

Certified by PREMED. CPD certificate upon completion of the course.

Location

Folkestone, Kent.

Disclaimer 

Please note: PhEDECs™ does not qualify the learner to provide interventions outside the scope of practice set by their employer and/or regulatory body.