EKG or ECG
Posted by Laura on January 25, 2010
I have browsed through a neon orange book called, Rapid Interpretation of EKG’s by Dale Dubin, MD. I say browsed because the first 4 chapters out of 10 where easy, relatively speaking. Then I got half-way through the 5th chapter. It has me bogging down.
According to Mr. Dubin, EKG stands up for tradition and uses this acronym in his book.
Well, today I am taking a “ECG” class. Basic ECG Course for Healthcare Providers. I’m hoping this will put me though my reading material, and I’ll try not to show my age by saying EKG 🙂
– Dang, the instructor called it EKG also! The class was good. By halfway through the second day of worksheets, my mind was tired. I think most of the class felt that way, as the volume of unrelated chatter increased every time he stepped out the door. It was a positive learning experience. I do have a better knowledge base of trying to read EKGs. I understand where the P wave comes from, and if it doesn’t – why. The shape of the P wave is one of the biggest clues, and helps you categorize the arrhythmia. Then using our rules, I should be able to make a good judgement. I really look forward to using some of this knowledge in my upcoming classes.
This looks like a good on-line site to reference http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/practice/resources/cardiology/function/sinus_arrhythmia.php
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