EKG Flashcards for Nursing Students

The EKG Flashcards were designed to help both nurses and nursing students learn and retain information about EKG interpretation. The flashcards are both a clear, complete study tool and a helpful reference for practicing RNs, PNs, and other medical professionals. These flashcards will help you learn:

  • Where to place EKG leads
  • Facts about the heart conduction system and how they are recorded on an EKG
  • EKG waveform components
  • The steps of EKG interpretation
  • The natural pacemakers in the heart and how they differ
  • Differentiation of the essential rhythms (sinus, atrial, junctional, and ventricular) and dysrhythmias
  • How electrolyte imbalances, and cardiac/respiratory disorders impact EKG results
  • Causes, symptoms, and interventions for bradycardia and tachycardia

What's included?

  • Forty-two (42) 4” x 6” flashcards plus a cover card with a glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.
  • Illustrations for all included dysrhythmias
  • Effective, fun memory devices for select dysrhythmias

EKG Interpretation Topics

  • Placement of EKG leads
  • Steps in the heart conduction system, and how these steps are recorded on an EKG
  • EKG waveform components (P wave, PR interval, PR segment, QRS complex, ST segment, T wave)
  • Steps in EKG interpretation: Heart rhythm, heart rate, P wave, PR interval, QRS complex
  • Natural pacemakers of the heart: SA node, Atria foci, Junctional foci, Ventricular foci
  • Sinus Rhythms: Normal Sinus Rhythm, Sinus Bradycardia, Sinus Tachycardia, Sinus Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Rhythms: Premature Atrial Complexes, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Fibrillation, Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Junctional Rhythms: Junctional Rhythm, Junctional Bradycardia, Accelerated Junctional, Junctional Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Rhythms: Premature Ventricular Complexes, Ventricular Tachycardia, Torsades de Pointes, Ventricular Fibrillation, Idioventricular Rhythm, Asystole
  • AV Blocks: 1st degree, 2nd degree Type 1, 2nd degree Type 2, 3rd degree
  • Other EKG abnormalities: Bundle Branch Block (BBB), Sinus Pause, Escape Beats
  • EKG changes caused by: Electrolyte imbalances, cardiac disorders, respiratory disorders
  • Artificial pacemakers
  • Bradycardia and Tachycardia:Causes, Symptoms, Interventions (pharmaceutical and electrical)
For more detail, check out the searchable, interactive index of EKG Interpretation Topics.

Which Nursing Exams Do These Flashcards Help With?

  • Medical-Surgical exams that include EKG interpretation
  • Comprehensive Predictor exams (e.g., HESI)
  • NCLEX exam

Who will level up their learning using these flashcards?

  • Nursing students
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
  • Respiratory Therapy (RT)
  • Monitor Tech

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