Here is a cost-effective solution for students and staff that enables them to learn with a variety of practice situations that replicate day-to-day experiences in 12-lead ECG interpretation.
This multimedia CD-ROM features a colorful graphic user interface for an engaging and enjoyable educational experience. The interactive screens are highlighted with narration to emphasize key points, and a glossary featuring Stedman's Electronic Medical Dictionary.
The user learns a systematic approach to interpreting 12-lead ECGs. Frequently-seen abnormalities are presented, including ischemia, injury, infarct, hypertrophy, axis deviation, and bundle branch block. Users apply knowledge and get direct feedback, with unlimited opportunities to review until the knowledge becomes second nature.
Contact Hours: 4
- ECG Leads and Heart Anatomy-
This unit covers heart walls (location), coronary artery supply. normal cardiac cycle (ECG waveforms) and the normal 12-lead ECG waveforms. Coverage includes analysis of each ECG wave of a normal cycle, and enhances users' ability to describe the ECG leads which view specific heart walls.
- Axis Deviation-
Lessons focus on the axis circle, determination of axis, and hemiblock. The program teaches effective analysis of a 12-lead ECG to determine axis deviation in terms of axis direction and degree, and presence of hemiblock.
Lessons cover right and left atrial and ventricular hypertrophy ventricular strain. Case studies are also included. Users learn to identify ECG changes that reflect right and left atrial and biatrial hypertrophy as well as right and left ventricular and biventricular hypertrophy, plus many other skills.
- Bundle Branch Block-
This unit enhances understanding of the conduction system and ECG waveforms, right and left bundle branch blocks (including contributing factors), as well as interpretation of selected ECG samples using clinical case scenarios.
- Ischemia, Injury, and Infarct-
In addition to case studies, lessons stress analysis of the 12-lead CDG for the presence of ischemia, injury and infarct and identification of the heart wall involved, and differentiation of left and right ventricular infarction in terms of ECG and clinical findings and treatment.