hi I am a new grad NP and this is one area my supervisor would like me to put down as a learning goal, so I can be 'privileged' (not sure if that's the right term) to look at EKGs.
there was a local conference where I planned to sign up for the EKG workshop but due to scheduling issues I can't go. Can anyone recommend ways to get good solid training in EKG interpretation?
Oct 9, '07
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While not an NP, I see a lot of 12-Leads on my cards floor, so I've been using "12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation" by Garcia & Holtz to at least start the more in-depth learning (beyond the basics I have learned through work). While it's not a course, it is set-up in that fashion in the book with advancing levels of expertise. It could get you started while you look for a formal course.
Dubin's Rapid Interpretation of EKG's is the bible. You can pretty much teach yourself the basics with this. Also not sure where you live, but google "12 lead EKG class" and your city returns a ton of classes. Some are in hospitals but a lot of Community colleges offer these as part of paramedic school.
David Carpenter, PA-C
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