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PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES
INTRODUCTION
SECTION 1: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
Heart Chambers and Normal Blood Flow
Heart Valves
Correlation to Heart Sounds
Atrial Kick
SECTION 2: BASIC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
Electrical and Mechanical Properties
SECTION 3: THE CONDUCTION SYSTEM
Sinoatrial (SA) Node
Atrioventricular (AV) Node and AV Junction
Bundle of His
Summary of Pacemaker Functions
Summary of Pacemaker Function
SECTION 4: ELECTRODE PLACEMENT AND LEAD SELECTION
Overview
Electrodes
Leads
ECG Deflections: Isoelectric, Upright, Negative, and Biphasic
SECTION 5: THE ECG PAPER
SECTION 6: ECG WAVEFORMS
P Wave
QRS Complex
SECTION 7: RATE MEASUREMENT
The Six Second Method
Large Box Method
Small Box Method
SECTION 8: FORMAT FOR ECG INTERPRETATION
Step 1: Rate
Step 2: Regularity (or the Pattern of the Rhythm)
Step 3: P Wave Examination
Step 4: P to R Interval
Step 5: QRS Complex
ST – T Wave
Step 6: Rhythm Interpretation
Nursing Priorities and Potential Treatments
SECTION 9: THE SINUS RHYTHMS
Normal Sinus Rhythm
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
SECTION 10: ATRIAL DYSRHYTHMIAS
Premature Atrial Contractions (PACs)
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
SECTION 11: JUNCTIONAL RHYTHMS
Junctional Escape Rhythm
Accelerated Junctional Rhythm/Junctional Tachycardia
SECTION 12: ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCKS
First Degree AV Block
Second Degree AV Block- Type I or Mobitz I or Wenckebach
Second Degree AV Block- Type II or Mobitz II
Third Degree or Complete Heart Block
SECTION 13: VENTRICULAR RHYTHMS
Premature Ventricular Contractions
Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Fibrillation
Asystole
SECTION 14: TYPES OF ECG RECORDING INTERFERENCE
CONCLUSION
PRACTICE RHYTHM STRIPS
PRACTICE RHYTHM STRIPS ANSWER KEY
REFERENCES
APPENDIX - BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCKS
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ECG Interpretation-Learning the Basics

ECG Interpretation-Learning the Basics

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