Performing ECGs – Blended Learning

We recommend that the following learning is completed for an ECG to be performed competently and safely.

  1. Completion of the Self-Directed Learning Pack for Health Care Staff Performing ECGs on Adults. This pack covers why and when to do an ECG and what to do with the result. It does not teach how to interpret an ECG, although it will help recognise common and life-threatening heart rhythms.
  2. Review Clinical Skills.Net procedure guide as a resource to complement the self-directed learning pack (optional)
  3. The self-directed learning pack includes a theory and competency assessment which must be completed and passed to practice this skill unsupervised. (This should be done with someone adequately trained and competent in taking and interpreting basic ECG’s and can be done within your practice or, see offer outlined in bullet point 4.)
  4. If you require any additional support, please contact us via 

Please email for access to the Self-Directed Learning Pack and Clinical Skills.Net.