how remember ECG changes in electrolyte imbalance
0Mar 16, '08 by 2bnewrnhongHi
can you help me how remember electrocardiographic changes in electrolyte imbalance?
14Mar 18, '08 by janina08RNHypocalcemia- Prolonged ST and QT intervals
Hypercalcemia- shortened ST segment
- widened T wave
Hypokalemia- ST depression
- shallow, flat, inverted T wave
- Prominent U wave
Hyperkalemia- Tall, peaked T waves
- Flat P waves
- widened QRS complex
- Prolonged PR interval
Hypomagnesemia- Tall T waves
- Depressed ST segment
Hypermagnesemia- Prolonged PR interval
- widened QRS complexes
thought this might help...i dont know of any shortcuts though...
8Apr 22, '08 by re2021I BELIEVE THE BEST WAY TO REMEMBER IS TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE CHANGES OCCUR AND SEEING EXAMPLES. i HAVE A TEACHING WEB SITE WHICH CONTAINS A POWER POINT PRESENTATION ON BASIC EKG AND EARLY IN THE PROGRAM IS AN INTERNAL LINK TO ELECTROLYTE INDUCED EKG CHANGES. i HAVE USED THE programs TO TEACH NURSING AND MEDICAL STUDENTS. tHE SITE ALSO HAS AUSCULTATION PROGRAMS AND A SELF TEACHING VIRTUAL PEDIATRIC PATIENT
This for anyones use. I would appreciate feed back as to its usefulness and suggestions as I am constantly trying to improve the site.
19Apr 24, '08 by december2905hi! hope this will help you...
first, think of the normal ecg first...i made a poster that's really big and put it in my wall so i can see it always...
think how it starts and end...so it starts with p followed by q r s t
so let's start from where it begins...
p flat hyperkalemia
pr prolonged hyperkalemia hypermagnesemia
qrs widened hyperkalemia hypermagnesemia
qt prolonged hypocalcemia
st prolonged hypocacemia
st shortened hypercalcemia
st depressed hypokalemia hypomagnesemia
t widened hypercalcemia
t tall hyperkalemia hypomagnesemia
t inverted hypokalemia
u prominent hypokalemia