Tips on easy ways to learn telemetry

Nurses General Nursing


Specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

Hello All, 

A friend of mine is in nursing school preparing for a telemetry test in a few weeks. I am not that great at identifying tele strips. I am an looking for advice on easy ways to identify strips that I can share.

For number 7 I was torn between SVT and Atrial tachycardia. For 4.) junctional Rhthym and 5.) Idioventricular

However I feel like I could be wrong and I do not want to steer any in the wrong direction. Can you identify the strips. 

Specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.
Specializes in Dialysis.

Youtube has so many excellent videos. Watch and rewind until you and friend have it down pat

Specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

Thank you found a Youtube channel.

Specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

I wanted to share a helpful resource for any other nurses who may struggle with telemetry....


P.s. I am a longterm care nurse so telemetry is not something I see at all. But I do try to be helpful to novice nurses whenever I can. 

Specializes in New Critical care NP, Critical care, Med-surg, LTC.

Life In The Fast Lane ( has some great EKG resources.

Specializes in Tele, ICU, Staff Development.

Consider that 5 is a block (notice the dissociated P waves)

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