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)
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.
PhEDECs™ level 1 is aimed at clinicians fulfilling levels 3+ on the Skills for Health Career Framework. Examples include:
Newly Qualified Paramedic
When to perform an ECG
Anatomy and physiology
Recognising the normal ECG
Identifying ischaemia and infarction
One day (six hours)
Certification / accreditation / endorsement
Certified by PREMED. CPD certificate upon completion of the course.
Please note: PhEDECs™ does not qualify the learner to provide interventions outside the scope of practice set by their employer and/or regulatory body.