I'm in my third semester of nursing school
, and trying to learn EKG interpretation. I understand measuring the intervals and complexes and idenfying if P QRS and T and present. In lab, it all made so much sense!
Now, I'm at home with a practice worksheet where we are supposed to determine the rhythm by looking at strips. I do fine with the Sinus rhythms, but I'm getting majorly tripped up on all of the abnormal rhythms! I've tried looking at study guides we were given and notes I took in lab, but I'm in way over my head! My issue is that none of the practice strips look like the "typical" examples we looked at in lab for the abnormal rhythms! Does anyone have any tips for interpreting which abnormal rhythm I'm looking at? Also, any good tips for determing if ST elevation is present? Any resources you've found that help or any tricks you've learned along the way would be greatly appreciated, because right now I'm overwhelmed and it's making me a little nervous to eventually be out on the floor trying to interpret my patient's heart rhythm!
Thank you so much!