EMT's, Paramedics and all pre-hospital caregivers, practical understanding
of the display on cardiac monitors is critical to the care of all
emergency patients. It is important for emergency care professionals to have the skill to interpret the printout EKG strip from a cardiac monitor. But those who learn how to interpret the 12 lead EKG, have reached the pinnacle of
essential knowledge and care that their career can offer.
monitors display the heart's electrical messages, and also provide
an output of EKG (ECG) tracings for careful study, but understanding
the vital information on EKG empowers your response. That basic
knowledge is quite easy to understand and acquire, as you will see
municipalities employ telemetry, so a remote physician can direct
patient care. However, the best emergency professionals understand
the cardiac monitor display, so the knowledge of these professionals
is the critical link in emergency care.
and Paramedics can effortlessly gain a crystal-clear understanding
the heart's electrical messages with one simplified book, Rapid Interpretation
of EKG's, the most popular and most referenced
EKG (ECG) text in the world. The new, full-color 6th edition is
renowned text, the international best-seller for over thirty-five (35!)
years, is now updated with each printing (updated May, 2007), making it the most current text
available. It stresses understanding rather than memorizing, so
it instills in you a lifetime of practical knowledge and
the confidence you need for optimal, expert patient care.
web site presents general information for emergency care professionals
about cardiac monitors and the EKG tracings that they generate.
These presentations also offer important (and easy-to-understand) 12-lead EKG basics. The presentations, "Memory Images" and "Interactive
Learning", provide entertaining information that empowers
you with very useful, easily learned, medical knowledge, so you
can impress yourself (and your colleagues). See how fast you learn!
Take pride in your new knowledge and put it to use immediately!
And it is quite easy to acquire and comprehend, as you will soon
section, "Life Preserver", demonstrates some EKG signs that
may be present in apparently normal persons, yet the presence of
these simple signs forebodes dangerous medical problems or even
sudden death. By merely being attentive and observing these signs,
you can then refer one of these patients for proper preventative
treatment to become a "Life Preserver." By observation alone, you
can save a meaningful life.
section, "Monitor Warnings", uses the most advanced
web site technology to show accurate, animated reproductions of
cardiac monitor warning signs in real time, just like the cardiac
monitor displays that you see in person. Your computer should accurately
display these cardiac monitor warning signs that all EMT and Paramedic
personnel need to know in order to deliver responsible, lifesaving
EMT's and Paramedics who already are experienced with cardiac monitors,
we present "Tricky Tracings" and will reward those
who can submit and explain the first correct answer. Prizes! And
if you want to learn more about identifying these common imposters,
once the correct answers are posted, we will provide reference page
numbers for more in-depth review (avoid future pitfalls!).
also provide (free!) a simplified, step-by-step reference for interpretation
of monitor displays and 12-lead EKG's, the classic Personal Quick
Reference Sheets ("Personal Reference"), previously
available only by purchasing the book. It contains snips of example
tracings, with brief explanations of each. This valuable quick review
is yours to print out or quickly download as a PDF file. It's your
free gift to keep for daily reference or for your personal library.
site is both entertaining and vitally practical for those devoted
to professional patient care. The download speed depends on your
computer. If you've read the information so far, everything should
be ready. But if your computer requires more time, please be patient,
for in the next few minutes you can easily acquire a wealth of useful
information. Get a cup of coffee, relax, and enjoy the show while
you absorb some essential knowledge!