ECG interpretation

  1. Hello,
    I am a student in my last semester of nursing school and would like to get a good grasp on ECG interpretation and interventions for abnormal findings. Please recommend sites that are or were helpful to anyone in grasping these readings. I find some of the abbreviations and certain representations to be confusing, so having a basic-complex tutorial would be helpful. Thank you for helping me in my endeavor!
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  3. by   CVmursenary
    i was in your shoes recently and read Rapid interpretation of EKG's as well as a 12 lead work book. I feel pretty confident know with interpretations.
  4. by   Esme12
    Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) library

    excellent online resource!
  5. by   UpinawayRN
    Six Second ECG Simulator This site is the best I have seen. It's a simulator so you can practice and "play" game interpreting.
  6. by   BelgianRN
    I personally like
    It comes with the downside of any wiki of course but they are working hard to get all the little mistakes corrected. I like the tool they have where you can change the heart axis and see how the ECG changes in the extremity leads.
  7. by   ChaseZ
    There are so many books out there. I have read Dale Dubins "Rapid Interpretation of EKG's" and found it very helpful. We also one of those "EKG's Made Incredibly Easy' books at work for reference and it works well. Those will help you get into reading basic rhythms and such however it takes a lot of time to get used to all the information available in a 12 lead. I am currently trying to learn more about 12 lead interpretation and recognizing RBB vs LBB and LAFB, AMI locations, Ischemic changes, etc. There is much to learn but it is so helpful in practice. I am currently in nursing school but work as a monitor tech, so I watch rhythms all day long. It is a really cool feeling when you can recognize a patient is having a PE just by the changes on the monitor.
  8. by   DixieRedHead
    Google "I See All Leads" Write it down.
    Put it on an index card.
    When you learn part of it, write what you don't know on another index card.
    Keep reducing until you get it down.
    Keep the card in your pocket and learn.
    It's a really one step at a time way to learn.
    And it works every time.

  9. by   JF808Rn
    Here in the Pacific Northwest, we're gifted with an ECG guru! Google Carol Jacobson Rn. She presents at many conferences on ECGs etc.
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  11. by   Kitesurfing bum
    Quote from DixieRedHead
    Google "I See All Leads" Write it down.
    Any chance you could post the link on here? Can't quite tell what you're referring too, but sounds like a great resource!