ECG sign off


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We want to support you during your time in the Emergency Department and hope we can help provide some further learning during your time with us.

One of the most frequent tasks you are asked to perform is interpretation of an ECG when working in the department.  Our nursing colleagues have to get these signed off by a clinician in order to determine if any acute intervention is required.

It is very likely you will be interrupted in your other work in the ED to sign off an ECG, we know from previous events that mistakes can occur during these sign offs and therefore we’ve put together a vodcast to give you and overview and recap of ECG interpretation.

Once you’ve reviewed this you need to take the assessment below to see you’re ready to sign off ECGs in the department or if we should offer you some more teaching first. If you aren’t successful the first time you take this assessment don’t worry, that doesn’t mean anything punitive just that it’s something we can add to your PDP whilst with us in the ED.

We hope this is helpful to you and we’d really encourage you to talk over any of the areas covered with you colleagues in the ED and your clinical supervisors.


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