Can anyone help me understand ekg's i'm so confused. When you start out your supposed to do the 5 steps:
P wave- normal is .12-.20
PRI- normal is .12-.20 or 3-5 small boxes wide
QRS- normal is .04-.10 or 1-2 1/2 small boxes wide
Rate- # of R waves in 6 seconds multiplied by 10
Rhythym- mark the R waves on paper and see if they match up
When I look at lead I and everything is upside down I don't know what any of the waves are? Is it the same criteria as above? From what I could find out the different leads are different angles of the heart?
How on earth will I ever remember the normals vs. the abnormals for all the rhythyms, junctions, blocks...
Any help is greatly apprecitated