This page provides an overview of our Dysrhythmia drills and lessons.
A cardiac dysrhythmia is an abnormal heart beat: the rhythm may be irregular in its pacing or the heart rate may be low or high. Some dysrhythmias are potentially life threatening while other dysrhythmias (such as sinus arrhythmia) and normal.
Heart rate and origin (atria or ventricles) are used to help classify cardiac dysrhythmias.
A good starting point for learning cardiac arrhythmias is our EKG Basics training course. The course provides training on the key features of an EKG tracing. These features include observing P-wave forms, measurement of EKG intervals and segments, assessment of rhythm, calculating heart rate, and the evaluation of other relevant wave segments. The EKG practice drills allow students to build skills interactively.
The heart dysrhythmia practice drills provide a test EKG tracing and users are asked to identify the type of arrhythmia. Each answer is immediately evaluated and the correct classification of the EKG tracing is provided, along with a detailed explanation. A directory of arrhythmias is also provided.
The quiz is presented like a classroom exam with 20 tracings to be evaluated. After all tracing questions are answered, your quiz is immediately graded. The graded report provides a score as well as the correct answer to each question. Top scores and mean scores are also provided. This quiz draws its questions from a library of over 300 EKGs, allowing users to take the quiz multiple times.
Try the beta version of our ECG monitor challenge. This quiz uses a simulated patient monitor with moving waveform instead of a paper tracing. As with the quiz described above, twenty questions are presented, then a graded report is available.
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