PhEDECs™ – level 2
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)
As with level 1, PhEDECs™ level 2 has two main aims. The first is to build upon the foundation knowledge attained in level 1 by introducing the physiology and diagnosis of arrhythmias. The second is to introduce treatment algorithms and guidelines to build a foundation of knowledge for the safe and effective care of patients with an abnormal ECG.
PhEDECs™ level 2 is aimed at clinicians fulfilling levels 5+ on the Skills for Health Career Framework. Examples include:
Senior Staff Nurse
Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Please note: completion of level 1 (or similar course) is a prerequisite to
level 2 as the fundamental concepts will not be revisited.
Anatomy / physiology / electrophysiology
Measurements and tools
Ischaemia and infarction
One day (eight 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.