Tele / ecg quiz

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    I've finally got my first travel assignment. Now i've been told that I need to take a telemetry quiz during orientation and if i don't pass i'm gone... I've been working emergency for 6 years and have my ACLS and know my standard arrhythmias and blocks.

    Just wondering if anyone else has had to take a quiz like this and how in-depth is it? Will I need to pick out all the crazy things like sick sinus and s1q3t3 or just know the lethals ones and AMIs, ischemic changes etc.?? Will I need to dig out my old textbooks again?
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    I'm sure you know that no one can tell you for sure what the quiz is going to be like. Each hospital will have their own requirements and types of quiz questions. Even if we have taken a quiz like this in the past, there is no way to guarantee that your test will be similar. It would be really unfortunate if you got a lot of answers like, "It was easy. You just have to know the basic rhythms." and then you went in unprepared and ended up with a very difficult quiz.

    Your best bet is to be as prepared as possible. Get out your textbooks and ACLS books and study. Be prepared for the difficult questions, and if your quiz is easy, you'll feel better knowing that you have a really solid EKG knowledge before you start your new job.
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    here ar esome quick review sources.

    cardiac system
    electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) library
    icufaq's.org index click on arrythmias.

    safe travels.
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    Thanks! Getting a job in the US is so much more complicated than here in Canada :S
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    Quote from globetrotterRN
    I've finally got my first travel assignment. Now i've been told that I need to take a telemetry quiz during orientation and if i don't pass i'm gone... I've been working emergency for 6 years and have my ACLS and know my standard arrhythmias and blocks.

    Just wondering if anyone else has had to take a quiz like this and how in-depth is it? Will I need to pick out all the crazy things like sick sinus and s1q3t3 or just know the lethals ones and AMIs, ischemic changes etc.?? Will I need to dig out my old textbooks again?
    How did the test end up?
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    got 97% It was kinda tricky though. There were standard arrythmias (vt, vf, etc), lots of blocks, and random escape and premature (atrial, venticular, junctional) beats... i did review before it and was glad i did... I had to calucatate rates and intervals (pr, qt, etc)


    and at the end of the day if i had failed i wouldn't have been fired... not sure where my recruiter got that idea from, he had me terrified!
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    Quote from globetrotterRN
    got 97% It was kinda tricky though. There were standard arrythmias (vt, vf, etc), lots of blocks, and random escape and premature (atrial, venticular, junctional) beats... i did review before it and was glad i did... I had to calucatate rates and intervals (pr, qt, etc)

    and at the end of the day if i had failed i wouldn't have been fired... not sure where my recruiter got that idea from, he had me terrified!
    Thanks for the info. Looking to start traveling next summer and trying to get as much info as possible. Any good locations or ones I should avoid as a Tele nurse?
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    Quote from globetrotterRN
    I've finally got my first travel assignment. Now i've been told that I need to take a telemetry quiz during orientation and if i don't pass i'm gone... I've been working emergency for 6 years and have my ACLS and know my standard arrhythmias and blocks.

    Just wondering if anyone else has had to take a quiz like this and how in-depth is it? Will I need to pick out all the crazy things like sick sinus and s1q3t3 or just know the lethals ones and AMIs, ischemic changes etc.?? Will I need to dig out my old textbooks again?
    I had to take one for the hospital I'm at, and missed 3rd degree block somehow. I was shaking in my boots! I went home and studied the blocks, went back the next day and passed. Hint, if you can't figure out between blocks, call them all third degree. You can miss a few points, but they fail you on the lethal ones. A few people in my class did that, and passed the first time. I didn't and had to retake it. But no, theres nothing funky on them, just basic and lethal. Hope this helps.
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    I just started an assignment at Johns Hopkins. Their quiz is pretty in depth... There are around 30 strips, I need to interpret and measure as well. A lot of different heart blocks... def not the simple Afib and NSR strips...


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