PhEDECs™ – level 3

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

Tbc

BSc PGCert PGDip DIMC

Specialist paramedic (critical care)

Tbc

BSc PGCert PGDip DIMC

Specialist paramedic (critical care)

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

Level 3 is the highest PhEDECs™ level. The aim of level 3 is to ensure the non-cardiac specialist has sufficient knowledge to safely obtain, interpret, diagnose, treat, and escalate / refer / discharge patients presenting with the majority of potential ECG complications encountered in emergency care.


Entry criteria

PhEDECs™ level 3 is aimed at clinicians fulfilling levels 7+ on the Skills for Health Career Framework. Examples include:

  • Advanced paramedic

  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner 

  • EM ST4+

Please note: completion of level 2 (or similar course) is a prerequisite to

level 3 as the concepts therein will not be revisited.

Course content

Day one:

  • Safe discharge and referral 

  • Anatomy / physiology / electrophysiology

  • Arrhythmias

  • Conduction defects

Day two:

  • Ischaemia and infarction (subtle occlusions and types of MI)

  • Hypertrophic changes

  • Cardiomyopathies

  • Metabolic / endocrine / electrolyte abnormalities

  • Ion channelopathies

  • 'Extracardiac' abnormalities

Duration

Two days (six + eight 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.