Basic ECG Course - page 3

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   gambutrol
    yeah.. I have the same opinion.. I am quite lucky because I can apply my future learnings with my patient.. actually most of my knowledge at present is from experience.. I ask doctors about the ECG tracings that the my patiensts have..
  2. by   hearty_doll
    thank you so much nars1019..
  3. by   invisible
    I'd have to agree with nars1019. I took the Basic ECG Course at the H.E.A.R.T. Foundation and it was quite difficult to understand the concepts because the doctors who lectured basically seemed to expect us to instantly comprehend such difficult concepts. I had to study a lot on my own before taking my ACLS course. I decided to inquire at CCNAPI and registered there. I'm very happy that I enrolled there instead. This doesn't mean that the ACLS course in CCNAPI is easier, though; we'd really have to memorize a lot of things, but it's all worth it in the end. I even wish that I took my ECG Course at CCNAPI instead.
  4. by   jidousha
    Quote from invisible
    I'd have to agree with nars1019. I took the Basic ECG Course at the H.E.A.R.T. Foundation and it was quite difficult to understand the concepts because the doctors who lectured basically seemed to expect us to instantly comprehend such difficult concepts. I had to study a lot on my own before taking my ACLS course. I decided to inquire at CCNAPI and registered there. I'm very happy that I enrolled there instead. This doesn't mean that the ACLS course in CCNAPI is easier, though; we'd really have to memorize a lot of things, but it's all worth it in the end. I even wish that I took my ECG Course at CCNAPI instead.


    wow thank you so much for the information.
  5. by   jidousha
    Quote from nars1019
    ]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.


    thank you so much for this information. im planning to have my ecg course in ccnapi next year..i have a question..how long is the validity of the ecg training? is it like bls that will expire in one year time?
  6. by   nilzenmate89
    Hi just wondering, I went to the official website of Philippine Heart Center and saw that one of the requirement for the Critical Care Course is a one year clinical experience.. is it necessary of is it optional? please help thank you
  7. by   Nurse_PUKYAW
    Quote from nars1019
    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.
    ecg observship training for 3 weeks held every month in pgh central ecg block you'll be assigned in opd on the first week and then e.r, bed side on the second week for 1.8k that's way better and cheaper than heart center, and you'll be doing manual to automatic ecg tracing with interpretation there's also a lecturer from up pgh she's a cardiac nurse professor for 20 years easier to understand compared to doctors. you'll definitely cram in a 3 day ecg course in my opinion. in pgh its more hands on than theories.
  8. by   spongebob6286
    sounds interesting. i hope i was able to attend that seminar.
  9. by   ennaoj26
    Quote from nurse_pukyaw
    ecg observship training for 3 weeks held every month in pgh central ecg block you'll be assigned in opd on the first week and then e.r, bed side on the second week for 1.8k that's way better and cheaper than heart center, and you'll be doing manual to automatic ecg tracing with interpretation there's also a lecturer from up pgh she's a cardiac nurse professor for 20 years easier to understand compared to doctors. you'll definitely cram in a 3 day ecg course in my opinion. in pgh its more hands on than theories.
    hi nurse_pukyaw, have you participated in this ecg training? are we required to wear white uniform? i was able to get a slot a while ago, .. i am definitely looking forward in training there in pgh.. i do hope to learn a lot..
  10. by   felicitypaul
    Are they still open for ECG training? How much?
  11. by   ennaoj26
    It's still 1,800 for 3weeks, when I went there last friday there were only 3 slots left..
  12. by   SimplyJane
    same questions for nurse pukyaw.. =) when is the next ECG training at PGH?
  13. by   j_en.ja_e
    PGH 3 weeks training for ECG interpretation.......

    Monthly they are conducting this. First 60 persons every month.

    This is way better than the latter 2 discuss.


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