I'm in need of a good resource for an EKG exam

  1. Hello everyone, this is my first thread and I am wondering if there is anyone out there have any suggestions of a book or website to practice reading EKG strips. I am a new RN and got a job at a cardiothoracic stepdown unit. One of the requirements is for us to pass an EKG exam which I bet myself it'll include reading, interventions of what you'll do for a certain strip, etc. I'll be in a two day in class lecture just for EKG's and I thought this should be enough information to prepare for the exam but I am wondering if there is a good source which I can practice beforehand. I'd really appreciate for any input. Thank you!
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    Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 23; Likes: 1
    CTSU RN; from US


  3. by   Sanuk
    I found the book EKG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy extremely helpful. Take a look on amazon and you could probably get one used. I know there are also a lot of websites with test strips you can look at. Good luck!
  4. by   dlc17RN
    Great! I may not have time to order it online but I'll go to Barnes and Nobles and will check some websites. Thank you for the informations.
  5. by   EyeSeeYuRN
    This is an awesome EKG simulator:


    To work the game, press GAME, then RESET, then START.
    Last edit by EyeSeeYuRN on Aug 5, '11
  6. by   turnforthenurse
    I love that skillstat EKG simulator!

    As for books, I second ECG's Made Incredibly Easy. ECG Workout (by Jane Huff RN) is another excellent book that was on our required book list for nursing school.
  7. by   MarenHill13
    I love this it is great.
  8. by   sharifi9879
    only ekg book you'll ever need 6th
    authors: thaler, malcolm s.

    [font=agaramond-semiboldsc][color=#231f20][font=agaramond-semiboldsc][color=#231f20][font=agaramond-semiboldsc][color=#231f20]rapid ecg interpretation
    [font=agaramond-semiboldsc][color=#231f20][font=agaramond-semiboldsc][color=#231f20]christopher p. cannon