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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.
ECG Interpretation Experience takes a long time to acquire in the field. Our philosophy is that the skill and efficiency of electrocardiogram ECG interpretation come with practice. We developed this educational module to improve the quality and rapidity of ECG interpretation by physicians, nurses, paramedics, medical and nursing students, among others.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia encountered in clinical practice. Misdiagnosis of atrial fibrillation carries significant implications for patients. Fibrillation of the atria may result in a chaotic disturbance of the isoelectric line, however, this finding on an ECG can be misleading as muscular activity or agitation can cause a similar appearance.
These are the comments I hear over and over again prior to teaching ACLS classes, both original and recertification. Many people are intimidated by EKGs and unclear on the proper way to interpret a dysrhythmia in lead II. This basic review may benefit others as well.
Travis Van Slooten December 15, 1 Comment. In a previous post I covered the basics of an ECG. This post will be particularly helpful for those of you that have the Kardia Mobile heart monitor as it might help you recognize the most common abnormal heart rhythms outlined earlier.
For many nursing students and new nurses EKG interpretation can be intimidating, to say the least. I remember my first day as a nurse in the ICU. To say that I was overwhelmed is a pretty big understatement.
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.
Take this question quiz to test your rhythm strip interpretation skills. Please review each Rhythm Strip and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.