EKG's==EEK!

  1. Does anyone have any links for help interpreting EKGs. I don't know if it's because the instructor is going kind of fast or what, but I don't quite get it. Please help.:roll
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Hey 2003RN !

    It gets easier... don't let it blow you away! Hopefully you have a good fundamentals or med/surge textbook. Mine was very helpful in breaking things down and explaining all the different rythms, strips, etc. Read it once, read it twice, and read it again, slowly.
    Your textbook will be your best friend.. it won't rush you ! Hang in there...
    jnette
  4. by   StudentSandra
  5. by   Nycole
    There are two very good books that I would really reccommend if you want to get ahead of the game (thats what I had to do)

    ECG's Made Easy by Barbara Aehlert (Mosby)
    Rapid Interpretation of EKG's by Dubin

    The mosby one if full color and pretty good, it not only explains rhythms but also what is going on inside the heart to understand them.

    Good Luck

    Nycole
  6. by   Mkue
    eek, i know what you mean, our a&p ii instructor just barely touched on ekg's but the text and lab book had a lot of ekg strip photos.

    studentsandra gave a good website !!
  7. by   psychomachia
  8. by   midwestRN
    Glad to know they're teaching EKG's in school. I didn't get much until I went to work. The things I use are already listed. Good luck.
  9. by   midwestRN
    Found one:

    mededu.com/patient/arrhythmia/rhythms.html
  10. by   renerian
    I am going back to acute care after 11 years in home health. i have to go to tele classes myself. I am going out today to find a book so I am not so far behind........................

    Thanks for who posted those books.........

    renerian
  11. by   EMTPTORN
    throw away all your books, delete your links to websites...and learn from the source, the only source you would ever need...

    get Dubin's...any edition, an old one like mine is in B/W and new ones have color...

    there is no better book for ekgs...period.

    Randy
  12. by   renerian
    Is Dubin's the Author or part of the title of the book?
  13. by   Bonnie Blue
    Personally, I find Dubin to be better for learning about 12 lead EKGs as opposed to rhythm strips.

    ECG Workout by Jane Huff is great for rhythm strips. Lots and lots of practice strips.

    Good luck to everyone learning about rhythms. I think this stuff rocks myself!

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