EKG Flashcards for Nursing Students

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Who is this flashcard deck for?

  • Nursing Students
  • RNs
  • PNs

This flashcard deck was organized intentionally for RNs, PNs, and Nursing Students with the specific information they need to know in order to identify and interpret EKG results. Other medical students or professionals may find value in this deck, too!

It is not intended for cardiac specialists or telemetry technicians who require a more in-depth, technical understanding of EKGs.  

What does this deck include? 

  • Forty-two (42) 4” x 6” flashcards plus a cover card. Each card is durable, with a glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking. This deck is larger than other Level Up RN flashcards to accommodate illustrations
  • Illustrations for all included dysrhythmias
  • Effective, fun memory devices for select dysrhythmias
  • This flashcard deck can be used alongside Cathy’s YouTube series: EKG Interpretation

How will this flashcard deck help me? 

We designed this flashcard deck to help both nurses and nursing students learn and retain the information they need to know about EKG interpretation. 

The flashcards are both a clear, complete study tool for nursing students and a helpful reference for practicing RNs, PNs, and other medical professionals. 

This will help you learn:

  • Where to place EKG leads
  • Essential facts about the heart conduction system 
  • How each step of the heart conduction systems is recorded on an EKG
  • EKG waveform components 
  • The steps of EKG interpretation
  • The natural pacemakers in the heart and how they differ
  • How to differentiate between sinus, atrial, junctional, and ventricular rhythms
  • Essential Rhythms and Dysrhythmias (see the complete list, below)
  • How electrolyte imbalances, cardiac disorders, and respiratory disorders impact EKG results
  • Causes, symptoms, and interventions for bradycardia and tachycardia

Like all of Level Up RN’s resources, this flashcard deck is intended to help you synthesize the most important information you need to know about EKGs. It is not simply another huge book with an overwhelming amount of information!

What nursing exams does this flashcard deck help with? 

  • Medical Surgical Exams that include EKG interpretation
  • Comprehensive Predictor exams (ex: HESI Exam)
  • NCLEX Exam

Flashcard Contents


  • 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)

Not Included: 

  • Dysrhythmias NOT listed above.
  • Extensive information on causes, nursing interventions, and medications for dysrhythmias. Our Medical Surgical Nursing deck provides more details on nursing interventions, and our Pharmacology deck provides more details on medications.

Save on shipping:  We know, shipping costs are a drag! Order multiple decks with your cohort or order our other decks (like Pharmacology) to save money on your total order.

Flat rate shipping is $7.50 on all orders and FREE for orders over $100. Order with your classmates and save! All orders are sent via USPS Priority Mail, which typically delivers packages within 3 days (receipt within 2 days is NOT guaranteed). Packages received after the USPS pick up time will be mailed the next business day. Delays with the US Postal Service are outside of our control, so be sure to order your cards well before your upcoming exam.

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Rachel B.
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EKG flashcards

Great flashcards! Many nursing programs briefly touch on ekg interpretation and I know at first how intimidating identifying rhythms can be but I PROMISE YOU - THESE CARDS WILL HELP! Help you to understand and to break it down to explain to patients, coworkers, or assistive personnel!

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