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A Systematic Approach for Interpreting ECG Arrhythmias

A Systematic Approach for Interpreting ECG Arrhythmias

A Systematic Approach for Interpreting ECG Arrhythmias

Medical Education Systems, Inc.
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Launch date: 29 Jun 2016
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Last updated: 11 Jan 2018

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Description

The continued increase in the use of telemetry and other cardiac monitoring devices
has put a new emphasis on the importance of nurses and cardiac monitoring technicians
to quickly and accurately interpret cardiac rhythms. Many cardiac arrhythmias are life-
threatening and must be treated immediately if the patient is to be saved or put out of
danger. However, since no two ECG's or cardiac rhythms are identical, a systematic
approach must be used to read and interpret the various cardiac rhythms. When students
merely memorized the appearance and shapes of a specific rhythm they see in a book,
they are often unable to interpret that rhythm when it appears in a real-life situation
because it looks totally different from what they have seen in their textbook. In an
attempt to bridge this gap between classroom learning and the real world, this book
presents a systematic approach with a specific series of steps to be taken with each
rhythm strip and a list of features to look for when interpreting a specific cardiac
arrhythmia.

Objectives

On completion of this chapter the student will have mastered the following objectives:
1. Be able to define the term cardiac, myocardium, electrocardiogram (ECG), "heart rate", depolarization, repolarization, arrhythmia, Sinus Rhythm, & aberrant conduction
2. Name the heart's four chambers.
3. Be able to define the stages of cardiac circulation.
4. Be able to define the components of the cardiac electrical conduction system.
5. Be able to calculate timing intervals on the ECG graph paper.
6. Be able to define the components of the electrocardiogram (ECG).
7. Be able to correlate the ECG graph waves with the physical cardiac cycle.
8. Be able to identify the two basic cardiac monitoring leads.
9. Be able to define the five steps necessary to interpret cardiac rhythms.
10.Be able to calculate heart rates by three different methods.
11. Be able to list the qualities required for a sinus rhythm to occur.
12. Be able to define Sinus Tachycardia, Sinus Bradycardia, Sinus Arrhythmia.
13. Be able to list the qualities found in various abnormal cardiac rhythms, and identify each abnormality in the rhythm strip.
14. Be able to define the term ectopic site, bigeminy, trigeminy, unifocal & multifocal PAC's.
15. Be able to pick out the proper medical interventions for the various atrial arrhythmias.
16. Be able to determine the difference between a Low, Middle & High junctional ectopic site.
17. Be able to pick out the proper medical intervention for the various junctional arrhythmias.
18. Know the normal width for 'QRS' complexes.
19. Be able to pick out the proper medical interventions for junctional arrhythmias.
20. Be able to determine the underlying rhythm that is pacing the ventricles in a Third Degree Atrioventricular block.
21. Be able to pick out the proper medical interventions for the various atrio-ventricular arrhythmias.
22. Be able to recognize the various aberrant 'QRS' complex morphologies & the various ventricular 'QRS' complex morphologies.
23. Be able to list the various ECG qualities that indicate the presence of aberrant conduction & the presence of ventricular beats.
24. Be able to pick out the qualities found in each of the following abnormal cardiac rhythms, and identify each abnormality in a rhythm strip: Sinus Exit Block, Sinus Pause (Arrest)
25. Be able to pick out the proper medical intervention for sinus exit blocks and pauses.
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Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

Medical Education Systems, Inc. provides home study courses and contact hours (CEU's) for EMTs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Therapists, and other healthcare professionals. We understand that every profession has different requirements for contact hours as set forth by your professional society and your state board requirements.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 25.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 25.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON)
  • 25.00 Hours

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