Veterinary Technician

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(VT7) What Do Those Squiggly Lines Mean? Introduction To Electrocardiography

Sunday, March 4
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
MBCC, Jasmine A, Level 3

CE Credits: 1

Specialty Veterinary Technician Session: The Electrocardiogram (ECG) is the best method for diagnosing and characterizing cardiac arrhythmias. As such, it is a common test done in all veterinary practices. Proper technique for collecting and understanding what one is looking at is critical for making an accurate diagnosis of arrhythmias. This skill set is well within the reach of veterinary technicians. The presentation will discuss the theory of electrocardiography, proper technique for acquiring an ECG, understanding an approach to interpretation including Mean Electrical Axis, heart rate and wave form measurements. It is suited to any experience level of veterinary technician or veterinarian just seeking to hone their arrhythmia diagnosis skills.

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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