EKG Interpretation, part 1: Introduction

July 11, 2020 Updated: July 29, 2021 1 min read 1 Comment

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Hi, I'm Cathy, and this is the first video in my EKG interpretation video series. I built this series to help nurses and nursing students learn how to identify and analyze EKG strips, however, other medical professionals or students may find value in this video series as well.

Throughout this video series, I will be referencing my EKG Interpretation Flashcards, which are available on leveluprn.com. You don't need to have these flashcards in order to be able to follow along and to get value out of this video series, however, it's really helpful as a reference and also to learn through repetition, which is always really important in nursing school.

In this video series, we will talk about placement of the EKG leads.

We'll talk about steps in the heart conduction system and how these steps are recorded on an EKG waveform.

We'll talk about the steps in interpreting an EKG strip, so determining the heart rhythm, the heart rate, analyzing the P wave, the PR interval, and the QRS complex.

Then we will talk about the natural pacemakers in the heart and how to differentiate a sinus rhythm from an atrial rhythm from a junctional rhythm and a ventricular rhythm.

And then we'll get into what I believe are the most important dysrhythmias you need to be able to identify and differentiate.

And then, finally, we will talk about how electrolyte imbalances, as well as respiratory and cardiac disorders, can affect an EKG.

And we'll talk about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of bradycardia as well as tachycardia.


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Oluwatosin
Oluwatosin

February 24, 2021

Hi Cathy,good to be here

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