Courtney Scales DipVN, NCert(Anaesth), PgCertVAA, RVN, Veterinary Anursethesia

40 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Monitoring of an electrocardiogram (ECG) under anaesthesia provides non-invasive information on the electrical activity of the heart and our role as veterinary nurses is to be able to identify abnormal rhythms and pass this information on to the veterinary surgeon.

Identifying abnormal ECG complexes and traces should not be based on memorising what they look like - it should be based on understanding where the normal P-QRS-T complexes and waves arise from in the heart. Once you’re “bored of the normal”, the abnormal ones are easy to spot!