Account Executive NATIONWIDE (PET) INSURANCE Redondo Beach, CA, United States
Specialty Veterinary Technician Session: The Electrocardiogram (ECG) is the best method for diagnosing and characterizing cardiac arrhythmias, and 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.
the participant will be able to explain the generation of the cardiac electrical activity as presented in an electrocardiogram
the participant will be able to correctly connect a patient to an electrocardiograph and record a diagnostic electrocardiogram.
the participant will be able to explain the difference between a monitoring electrocardiogram and a diagnostic electrocardiogram
the participant will be able to perform a basic interpretation of an electrocardiogram using a system of analysis
the participant will be able to perform calculation of mean electrical axis of an electrocardiogram