EKG Interpretation in Respiratory Care

EKG Fundamentals

These introductory lessons quicky present the fundamentals of electrocardiogram analysis. Each significant component of an EKG waveform is explained along with illustrations. A step by step approach for interpreting an EKG is described. Drills are available to allow users to practice identifying key components of an EKG tracing.

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Rhythm Analysis Short Courses

We are teamed with EKG.Academy (part of our company) to offer free EKG short courses and quizzes. These short courses are suitable for nurses, allied health professionals and medical students. Each short course can be taken in 15-30 minutes.

List of short courses:

  • Cardiac Rhythms Introduction
  • Sinus Rhythms
  • Atrial Rhythms
  • Junctional Rhythms
  • Heart Blocks
  • Ventricular Rhythnms
  • Pacemakers
  • 12 Lead Axis
  • Performing 12 Lead EKGs
  • 12 Lead Bundle Branch Block
  • 12 Lead Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
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EKG Interpretation Virtual Tutor

Having problems interpreting some of types of EKG tracings? Use the link below to get free virtual tutoring from EKG.Academy.

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Most patients with COPD have abnormal EKGs. COPD patients should be screened electrocardiographically in addition to other clinical studies. EKG findings may help guide clinical decisions. Some of the frequently encountered abnormalities include tachycardia, ventricular ectopic beats, low voltage (tracing amplitude) QRS complexes, P wave verticalization, right bundle branch block and multifocal atrial tachycardia.

Practice Drills

Arrhythmia practice drills provide users with a quick and interactive method for learning arrhythmias. Users are asked to identify the arrhythmia and then receive immediate feedback after answering a multiple choice question. Tips for analyzing are used to interactively instruct each user. A reference directory of ekg strips is also available.

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