EXCELLENT website for reading ecg strips

  1. Hello everyone, I am in my next to last semester of nursing school, we are studying the DREADED cardiovascular system right now...learning how to read EKG strips, our teacher gave us an EXCELLENT website for learning how to read them, and I thought i would share.
    www.skillstat.com
    then click on "tools" and then "ecg simulator"
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   momandstudent
    This is awesome...thank you so much for posting this for all to enjoy and learn from. I know this will come in handy for my med-surg 2 class.
  4. by   Scififan
    Excellent, what a great site thanks, have immediately added it to my favourites
  5. by   star77
    Here's another one where you can actually set the heart to depolarize and watch the results. Our CI taught us with it, and it was amazingly helpful to visualize how the heart was working/corresponding with various ECG strips. You can even set infarcts.

    It's free, public, with versions for Windows and Macs at ecgsim dot org I think. If that doesn't work, PM me and I'll find it. Really REALLY cool.:redpinkhe
  6. by   sirI
    Check out all the links in this thread, too, including the above links:

    Helpful Information for the CCU and other Critical Care Units
  7. by   Miss Chybil RN
    Thanks. My cardiac exam is next week! Perfect timing...
  8. by   Daytonite
    a list of weblinks specifically for nursing students on how to read and interpret ekgs is at:
    they were chosen because some were particularly easier than most to understand for the beginner.
  9. by   GPatty
    You guys are all great!
    I am starting again in March and was terrified of this part of it..... but now, I feel a bit more comfortable!
    Thanks!
  10. by   Neenee2
    Can someone help me with this? This site looks excellent, but it is so tiny I can't read any of it. Did anyone else have trouble seeing it?
  11. by   blynn9173
    Thanks for the web site. I am starting cardiovascular next week. I went to the site hit tools and ECG stimulator, and the screen came up. The problem is the screen is so tiny I can't read the writing on the site. Can you tell me if there is a way to make the screen for the site bigger. I done everything I could but could not get it to change.

    Thanks.
  12. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from Neenee2
    Can someone help me with this? This site looks excellent, but it is so tiny I can't read any of it. Did anyone else have trouble seeing it?
    Quote from blynn9173
    Thanks for the web site. I am starting cardiovascular next week. I went to the site hit tools and ECG stimulator, and the screen came up. The problem is the screen is so tiny I can't read the writing on the site. Can you tell me if there is a way to make the screen for the site bigger. I done everything I could but could not get it to change.
    If you're using Firefox or Opera, try Internet Explorer. I had the same issue with FF 3.5 but it opens fine in IE 7.
  13. by   mRpeNa
    im bummed as well i have internet explorer and its small text and i cant read it...
  14. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from star77
    Here's another one where you can actually set the heart to depolarize and watch the results. Our CI taught us with it, and it was amazingly helpful to visualize how the heart was working/corresponding with various ECG strips. You can even set infarcts.

    It's free, public, with versions for Windows and Macs at ecgsim dot org I think. If that doesn't work, PM me and I'll find it. Really REALLY cool.:redpinkhe
    That is the correct address. Here's a hyperlink: http://ecgsim.org

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