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 ECG interpretation, heart and lung sounds, taking blood pressure using a virtual sphygmomanometer and medical terminology. We also cover how instructors can monitor student progress and quiz scores.
Our free ECG 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 ECG Quizzes that are not directly associated with an instructional modules, as described below.
A short course to teach students the basics of ECGs and introduce them to ECG terminology. A quiz is available to allow students to practice basic ECG reading.
This module teachs the key concepts and procedures of ECG interpretation. Interactive questions and answers are available throughout the module.
This module trains students on key ECG tracing morphologic features. Numerous practice exercises throughout the module. A 21 question quiz is included.
Learn about atrial rhythms by using our free module. Practice drills are available within the module and a quiz concludes the course.
A daily ECG interpretation drill of three ECG tracings.
Students tested on normal sinus rhythm, sinus tachycardia, sinus bradycardia, sinus arrhythmia and asystole5 Questions
Students tested using Basic Test plus these additional tracings: ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, junctional escape rhythm, pacemaker rhythm and premature ventricular complex.10 Questions
Learn to auscultate heart and lung sounds. These modules cover both normal and abnormal 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.
This module is twice the length of our normal heart sounds module, allowing us to introduce multiple heart murmurs and clicks.
We focus on describing eight important breath sounds with audio recordings.
Students can take and retake these auscultation quizzes at any time.
Basic Heart Sounds
Basic Lung Sounds
Fundamentals of Heart Sounds
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.
The basic principles of a sphygmomanometer and its use.
Procedures and precautions for taking blood pressure manually.
Using our virtual sphymomanometer, students listen and observe the dial, then enter pressure readings. Immediate feedback is provided.
Our concise summary of essential medical prefixes, suffixes and combining forms.
A quick reference for our selected medical terms and word parts. Lists by body system as well as alphabetic access.
A pre-release of our enhanced medical terminology flashcard app, based upon spaced repetition. Its free.
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.