Each lesson include a short quiz that reinforces the lesson text. Moreover, longer cardiac rhythm drills and quizzes allow you to practice reading many types of EKGs. An electrocardiogram or EKG, is a recording of cardiac electrical activity. An EKG machine records these electrical signals over several heart beats and produces an rhythm strip or 12 lead chart. Practice reading EKGs by identifying tracings in a multiple choice questions and answers format.
10 Steps to Learn ECG Interpretation | LongValleyVillageAssoc.com
For each cardiac rhythm category we provide one or more ECG tracings. A synopsis of the cardiac rhythm dysrhythmia is provided and electronic calipers can be used to study each tracing. A basic EKG course is available using the link below. Essential ECG features are explained along with step-by-step analysis techniques. This includes rhythm evaluation, determining heart rate and assessing multiple components of the EKG waveform.
Interpret EKGs Strips Like a Boss! (ekg interpretation for nurses)
Confirm the name and date of birth of the patient matches the details on the ECG. Hint: If there are obviously P-waves present, check the ventricular rate and the atrial rate. The rates will be the same if there is AV conduction. Mark out several consecutive R-R intervals on a piece of paper, then move them along the rhythm strip to check if the subsequent intervals are the same. Hint — if you are suspicious that there is some atrioventricular block, map out the atrial rate and the ventricular rhythm separately i.
Assuming that most of you reading this blog do not have that much time, please allow me to share what I have discovered in my years teaching ECGs to make the process more simple — and maybe even enjoyable. I imagine it is understood that learning all of ECG interpretation is going to take more than 10 minutes of your time and that it is not quite so easy. To be proficient, it will take a bit of effort. Some memorization and pattern recognition will be required. The more you see, the more you will remember.