Basic ECG Course - page 2

Hi everyone! I am thinking of undergoing the 3-day basic ECG course of Heart Foundation. the course costs P3000. Is it worth taking or I should save my money for other trainings instead? I need your... Read More

  1. by   optimistic,RN
    You just have to present them your xerox copy of your PRC License..
  2. by   shinehbaby
    Quote from nurseHarbee
    No pretest actually, but if your interested better go to HEART as soon as you can, the training for batch 7 will commence on June 8 and next batch would start mid july..better hurry and grab a slot for you. ive talk to raissa and faitma the training coordinator, the interested participants for the training is gowing and their limiting the number of participants per batch. so hurry

    nurseHarbee... may i just ask for the requirements of the heart center for their trainings?.. if ever you have some info about the date of the next batch of trainings it would be greatly appreciated... thanks:spin:
  3. by   Nurse_PUKYAW
    WOW 3000 pesos for a 3 day ECG reading course that's 1000 per day GUS AVELGAS that's too MUCH for a BUM nurse like me.

  4. by   hearty_doll
    hi nurseharbee,can u tell me the exact address if i'll decide to register for the training..i am presently here in zamboanga city...tnx again
  5. by   optimistic,RN
    You can go to Philippine Heart Center ,9Th Floor at H.E.A.R.T Foundation Inc. the next pre-enrollment for their ECG and AClS will be on tomorrow.. Goodluck!
  6. by   hearty_doll
    thank you for the reply...
  7. by   sashi_18
    taking these courses are really expensive, they are investment!
  8. by   hearty_doll
    well its a risk you have to take..if u want to be part of this competitive world then u have to make sure u are armed with all those good investment!!
  9. by   nars1019
    Quote from Nurse_PUKYAW
    WOW 3000 pesos for a 3 day ECG reading course that's 1000 per day GUS AVELGAS that's too MUCH for a BUM nurse like me.

    ]There is a better alternative to the HEART Foundation (Philippine Heart Center)'s Basic ECG Training and that is the 2-day Basic ECG Interpretation training by the Critical Nurses Association of the Philippines (CCNAPI). I attended their June 8-9 ECG training and had a great time learning about ECGs.

    The training was conducted by who is the president of CCNAPI and a nursing leader from the Philippine Heart Center, St Luke's and the chairman of the Continuing Education Program of the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA). She was really patient with us teaching our class to understand ECG.

    A friend who took the ECG training at Heart Center (the one with a P3,000 fee) told me that their training was mostly lectured by physicians who just babbled and read from their laptops and Powerpoint presentations. Unlike with CCNAPI, We was taught us from a Nursing Perspective and we had return demonstration on lead placements using manual and automatic ECG machines. My preceptor was former Philippine Heart Center administrator and former Board of Nursing (BON) chairman. My friend said that the one conducted with Heart Center doesn't have return demonstrations. They just show you the diagrams. Augh!

    The 2-day basic ECG training by CCNAPI only costs P1,500 (for CCNAPI members) and P1,700 (for non-CCNAPI members) and includes snacks, lunch and certificate. Their next ECG training schedule will be on July 6-7; August 3-4; September 14-15; October 5-6; and November 9-10.

    CCNAPI Office, 8/F Medical Arts Building, Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue, Quezon City

    By the way, I don't work for CCNAPI. I just want to share what I know and my experience when I attended their workshop.

    God bless.
    Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Jun 28, '09 : Reason: removed names and contact phone numbers
  10. by   hearty_doll
    hi nars1019,
    just wanted to ask..where did you register for the said training and please let me know whats are the necessary requirements,..thanks in advance..
  11. by   nars1019
    Quote from hearty_doll
    hi nars1019,
    just wanted to ask..where did you register for the said training and please let me know whats are the necessary requirements,..thanks in advance..
    ]Hi heart_doll!

    You need to pre-register at the
    ]CCNAPI Office located at the 8/F Medical Arts Building, Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue, Quezon City for the 2-day Basic ECG interpretation. The seminar/workshop venue is in D. Tuazon, Quezon City.

    You just need to bring your PRC license and if you are member of CCNAPI, your CCNAPI membership ID so you can avail of the discount.

    God bless.
  12. by   gambutrol
    I have just signed up for the ECG training at pgh.. I don't wknow here it would be held and when.. I am quite excited.. I have experienced different arrhythmias in my work but haven't had any formal trainings.. most common is sinus tachy and brady.. and of course V-tach, V-fib and A-fib.. and others which I cannot identify.. hehe.. that's why I am excited..
  13. by   nars1019
    They say reading ECGs is a skill that you hone by practice accdg to my ECG workshop instructor. It's hard to identify and I had headaches when I had my workshop. Now, I'm trying to practice as much as I can with an ECG workbook and a caliper. Good luck and God bless.

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