Veterinary Technician

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(WS10) Reading An Electrocardiogram: Beyond Lead II There Be Monsters!

Monday, March 5
2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
MBCC, Surf E, Level 2

Price: $35Capacity: 30CE Credits: 2

It seems that many veterinary professionals express an interest in being better at "reading ECGs". One often hears, “I only know what lead 2 looks like, all the rest is confusing." This interactive session will take us beyond simple pattern recognition of arrhythmias, and present a system for evaluating the electrocardiogram. The participant will have an opportunity to perform hands on reading of ECG's, taking some ECG measurements, and calculating a Mean Electrical Axis. For veterinary technicians seeking to pursue a Veterinary Technician Specialist certification in cardiology, internal medicine or emergency and critical care, this session will be extremely valuable.

H. Edward Durham

Senior Veterinary Technician-Anesthesia

Mr. Durham is a Senior Veterinary Technician in Anesthesia at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with 40 years’ experience in veterinary medicine. Previously, he was at the University of Missouri as their cardiology technician for 18 years. Mr. Durham holds a Veterinary Technician Specialty certification in cardiology, and is a charter member of the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians, where he pioneered cardiology as a specialty for veterinary technicians. Mr. Durham is an author with many publications, including a textbook for veterinary technicians; and is an international speaker and veterinary medical educator.

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