Free Instructional Resources

Access to the content described on this page is completely free for students and instructors. Just follow the links. Optionally, free registration provides progress tracking across user sessons. Instructors can track student progress and quiz scores using a special instructor dashboard page.

The content described below includes EKG interpretation, heart and lung sounds, taking blood pressure and medical terminology. We also cover how instructors can monitor student progress and quiz scores.

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EKG

Our free EKG training includes four short courses. Each of these modules includes lecture materials as well as interactive exercises within the lessons. Many of these modules include an ECG rhythm quiz. If the user has signed-in, module completion and quiz results will be saved to the user's dashboard. We also provide EKG Quizzes that are not directly associated with an instructional modules, as described below.

ECG Basics

A short course to teach students the basics of EKGs and introduce them to EKG terminology. A quiz is available to allow students to practice basic ECG analysis.

ECG Basics

Rhythm Interpretation

This module teachs the key concepts and procedures of ECG interpretation. Interactive questions and answers are available throughout the module.

EKG Interpretation

Sinus Rhythms

This module trains students on key ECG tracing morphologic features. Numerous practice exercises throughout the module. A 21 question quiz is included.

Sinus Rhythms

Atrial Rhythms

Learn about atrial rhythms by using our free module. Practice drills are available within the module and a quiz concludes the course.

Atrial Rhythms

EKG Daily Drill

A daily EKG interpretation drill of three EKG tracings.

Daily EKG Drill

Basic Test

Students tested on normal sinus rhythm, sinus tachycardia, sinus bradycardia, sinus arrhythmia and asystole

5 Questions

Second Test

Students tested using Basic Test plus these additional tracings: ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, junctional escape rhythm, pacemaker rhythm and premature ventricular complex.

10 Questions


Heart and Lung Sounds

Learn to auscultate heart and lung sounds. These modules cover both normal and abnormal sounds.

Normal Heart Sounds

We present normal first and second heart sounds, split first and second heart sounds, third heart sounds, innocent murmurs and exercise related fast heart sounds.

Normal Heart Sounds

Fundamentals of Heart Sounds

This module is twice the length of our normal heart sounds module, allowing us to introduce multiple heart murmurs and clicks.

Fundamentals of Heart Sounds

Basics of Lung Sounds

We focus on describing eight important breath sounds with audio recordings.

Basics of Lung Sounds

Auscultation Quizzes

Students can take and retake these auscultation quizzes at any time.
Basic Heart Sounds
Basic Lung Sounds
Fundamentals of Heart Sounds



Taking Blood Pressure

While our website offers many case studies involving hypertension, these materials are not ideal for just learning the principles and methods of taking blood pressure. So we are pleased to now offer basic lessons and practice drills.

Overview

The basic principles of a sphygmomanometer and its use.

BP Overview

How to Take BP

Procedures and precautions for taking blood pressure manually.

How to Take BP

Taking Blood Pressure Practice

Using our simulated sphygmomanometer, students listen and observe the dial, then enter pressure readings. Immediate feedback is provided.

Practice Drill



Medical Terminology

Medical Dictionary

Our concise summary of essential medical prefixes, suffixes and combining forms.

Medical Dictionary

Medical Word Parts

A quick reference for our selected medical terms and word parts. Lists by body system as well as alphabetic access.

Medical Word Parts



Progress Tracking

Access to our free content does not require that students or instructors register. But if they setup a free account, each person gets progress tracking on a personalized dashboard. Instructors can monitor student progress and quiz scores. Students are able to control who sees their progress and scores.


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