- 0Jan 5, '12 by jtwingHello,
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!
- 2Jan 5, '12 by BelgianRNI 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.
- 0Jan 18, '12 by ChaseZ, RN, EMT-BThere 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.
- 0Jan 18, '12 by DixieRedHeadGoogle "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.