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CCHM - Canadian College of Humanitarian Medicine

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Techniques

The electro cardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a clinical tool which measures the quantity and quality of electrical impulses traveling the cardiac conduction system and myocardium. Only a small quantity of electrical current is generated by the heart and considerable amplification must be employed since the EKG detects only the final sum of currents. Since cardio vascular diseases and in particular heart disease is the number one cause of death and hospitalization, Natural Medicine professionals must be competent in and use EKG as part of the complete assessment.

In this hand on course you will learn how tocardiovascular assessment and interpretation of EKG,cardio vision and other cardiovascular assessment techniques.it covers electrical system of the heart and how it is recorded with an EKG machine. You will learn what the lines on the EKG tell you about the heart, learn how to recognize a heart attack, irregular rhythm, too fast or too slow rhythm, lethal rhythm such as ventricular fibrillation, blocks of heart nerve system known as bundle blocks, first degree heart blocks, second degree heart blocks, third degree heart blocks, heart enlargement, the axis of the heart, P waves, QRS complex, ST segments, T waves and other information concerning the EKG and most importantly the heart variability rate.

Fee: $850.00 (CAD)
Date: May 12 & 13, 2012
Text: Notes provided
Instructor: Sheila McKenzie, RDH, PhD (IMD), HP, D.Ac