EKG Series - An Overview
Many nurses may feel intimidated by learning
to read an EKG. This series is a popular must
have for learning to read EKGs, it has been
broken down into bold illustrations, simple
language, humor and easy learning.
Part 1 (What is wrong with this EKG) gives a
basic description about how to interpret the
EKG rhythm. P, QRS and T waves are identified
on graph paper. The heart as a pump and the
electrical conduction system is described in great
detail. Sinus rhythms, AV blocks (first degree,
second degree types 1 and 2 and 3rd degree
AV blocks are included), pacemaker intervention,
temporary pacemaker, transcutaneous pacing,
atrial rhythms(atrial fibrillation and its relation to
stroke), ventricular rhythms such as V-tach and
V-fib, PEA and asystole.
The use of oxygen, drugs such as Epinephrine,
Dopamine, Amiodarone are discussed.
Cardioversion as a form of treatment for atrial
fibrillation is also identified. Myocardial Infarction,
its causes and treatment are also discussed.
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