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Cover image for lecture: How to Spot Acute Coronary Syndrome on an ECG

Lecture Overview

Learn to spot and manage acute coronary syndromes (ACS) with this engaging session on ECG patterns. Gain a better understanding of the significance of an ST elevation, ST depression, T wave inversion and much more.


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Joanne Reading

Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42-bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called 'Blogging for your Noggin'. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process! See Educator Profile


102 Total Rating(s)
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Geraldine Hunter
26 Mar 2020

Joanne is an engaging lecturer who does not need to be front of camera all of the time to be effective; instead could this very valuable lecture be edited to endure that the relevant ECG strips and other diagrams are obvious to the viewer; so frustrating that they were not!

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Mercy Tsenesa
24 Mar 2020

This was an excellent resource. The presenter is very knowledgeable knows how to teach others too. However we missed very important illustrations by the presenter as the power point was blocking her diagrams on the whiteboard. If this module could be edited and not block the diagrams , I am sure this would benefit everyone. I would like to listen to this lecture again without the power point obstruction.

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Kelsey Strokeman
15 Mar 2020

A great review of 12 lead interpretation and a good guide if this is someone's first foray into this area. However the Einthoven's triangle history is incorrect, the first leads were just I, II and III as this corresponded with the RA, LA and LL leads. It wasn't until the central terminal was calculated and developed and synonymously called Wilson's terminal for obvious reasons that the augmented leads were developed and a short time later the precordial V leads also added on, which was some decades after Einthoven's original triangle. Made it hard to understand since the augmented leads and the precordial leads are all calculated from the terminal, which is derived from the four limb leads

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Rosemary Ireland
13 Mar 2020

very informative and presenter knew her topic

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Julie Hallett
13 Mar 2020

excellent explanation - would have been much better with viewing appropriate normal and abnormal ECG's alongside explanations

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Catherine Papadopoulos
10 Feb 2020

Gerat review of ECG practices and anaysis

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Abena Appiah
27 Jan 2020

This was very helpful but sometimes the slides made it difficult to see what the lecturer was writing/drawing on the white board

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Daniel Spence
27 Nov 2019

More technical issues explained in simpler terms. One negative was that i couldn't always see what the lecturer was drawing on the white board when explain particular parts. Otherwise it was a good course.

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Benjamin Rushworth
24 Nov 2019

Good lecture and information, however unable to see what the lecturer was writing on the board or what she was referencing on her board and PowerPoint to fully appreciate what she was trying to explain at times.

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Patricia McClean
28 Oct 2019

great speaker as always, but it would be great if we could see what she is pointing out? i assume there were ecg examples that were not seen by the viewer??