ECG Series: Understanding Electrical Conduction of the Heart

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Lecture Overview

Electrocardiography is an important part of patient assessment and a skill that all patient carers should obtain. In part 2 of this series explaining the basics of ECG interpretation, registered nurse Sue de Muelenaere looks at electrical conduction of the heart, including normal conduction pathways, depolarisation and repolarisation, the refractory period, and more.


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Sue de Muelenaere is a registered nurse with more than 20 years of experience as a nurse educator. She has worked both nationally and internationally. Sue has much experience in a wide variety of nursing areas but maintains a key interest in the care of the critically ill patient.
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First Published20 February 2023
Updated20 February 2023
20 February 2025
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