how remember ECG changes in electrolyte imbalance
- 0Mar 16, '08 by 2bnewrnhongHi
can you help me how remember electrocardiographic changes in electrolyte imbalance?
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- 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