Learning EKG's

  1. We had our first lecture of the summer yesterday and the entire 3 and a half hours was about EKG interpretation. Needless to say, my head is swimming! I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on resources, websites, books, etc, that are helpful with learning how to read EKG's.

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  3. by   suzanne4
    There was a thread fairly recently about this same topic. Try doing a search.
    At first, you are going to be overwhelmed in the lectures but then suddenly it will click. You are not going to be a pro right off, it will take time, it is an acquired skill, something that is not mastered Day 1.

    Good luck...........
  4. by   Carolanne
    here's a cool link:


    I also have EKG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy and it's wonderful.
  5. by   twarlik
    Thanks for the replies.

    Carolanne- That is a cool link!
  6. by   zambezi

    Here are some other websites that I have found just browsing around. There was a thread not too long ago as well that had some good tips. I think that the two best things that you can do are to find a system and use it every time you look at a strip and to practice, practice, practice. The more you do, the easier it gets. Learn what is normal first and then progress to various abnormalities.
  7. by   GracefulRN
    :kiss Zambezi...... You Rock out loud. Thanks
  8. by   zambezi
    You're Welcome. Good Luck!