Frequently, I am asked to write a post about how improve your EKG skills. These requests typically come from recently graduated Paramedics, or Paramedic students. I encourage everyone to use all three of the above methods in their journey toward EKG mastery, but there are some limitations to each of them. I took some time getting to know these two apps, and was very impressed by them.
How to Read an ECG | ECG Interpretation | Geeky Medics
For each cardiac rhythm category we provide one or more ECG tracings. A synopsis of the cardiac rhythm dysrhythmia is provided and electronic calipers can be used to study each tracing. A basic EKG course is available using the link below. Essential ECG features are explained along with step-by-step analysis techniques.
Confirm the name and date of birth of the patient matches the details on the ECG. Hint: If there are obviously P-waves present, check the ventricular rate and the atrial rate. The rates will be the same if there is AV conduction. Mark out several consecutive R-R intervals on a piece of paper, then move them along the rhythm strip to check if the subsequent intervals are the same.
Make EMS1 your homepage. Consistently following a process to analyze a patient's ECG will help you correctly identify their cardiac rhythm. ECG interpretation, using a step-by-step process, ensures we always provide the best patient care. ECG tracings — the diagnostic tool that analyzes the electrical function of the heart and measure voltage vertical measurement versus time horizontal measurement — can be confusing, so here are the ten steps I follow on every ECG or EKG to ensure I correctly identify the rhythm. As you look at the rhythm, locate the QRS segment which represents the depolarization the electrical charging of cells within the ventricles, the two lower chambers of the heart that gather and expel blood towards the body and lungs.