ECG reading help?

by Gymah Gymah Member Student

I'm taking an online specialty course on ECG reading, and the teachers/ tutors aren't very helpful. Is the attached picture a representation of atrial fibrillation? I think it must be because of the irregular and fast ventricular rate and the absence of the P waves. I just want to make sure I'm on the right track!1519206890_ScreenShot2022-01-17at12_54_37PM.thumb.png.c1422290ad36ee2d9156e46d0e04f7dc.png

ghillbert, MSN, NP

Specializes in CTICU. Has 26 years experience. 3,761 Posts

ECG reading is a systematic process. Regular or irregular? Vent rate? Atrial rate? P wave before every QRS? P positive in lead II? Calculate the intervals. etc. 

You were on the right path.


Specializes in PACU, pre/postoperative, ortho. Has 11 years experience. 1,111 Posts

Decent source for reviewing rhythms