Basic Rhythm Strip Review

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  • A good way to test what you learn with this presentation is to use the rhythm strip drills at www.practicalclinicalskills.com/ekg.aspx
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  • There has been a lot of discussion over the years about the meaning and appropriate use of the terms arrhythmia and dysrhythmia. They are often used interchangeably, and there does not seem to me to be a compelling case for being a stickler about the difference. When I took my first arrhythmia class (a long time ago) the general sense was that arrhythmia meant any abnormal or irregular cardiac rhythm. Dysrhythmia was also an abnormal or irregular cardiac rhythm, but it also implied that it might cause some undesireable clinical problem, such as chest pain, SOB, drop in BP, etc. I am not as much of a stickler now as I used to be (I used to know everything, but I know a lot less now). I have seen cases of sustained V-tach that were actually well-tolerated, although I still consider V-tach to be classified as a lethal arrhythmia (or should I say, lethal dysrhythmia, since death would probably considered an undesireable outcome in most patients). So, if it is important to the interpretation and treatment of an abnormal cardiac rhythm, I will still be a stickler on some points of ECG interpretation, but otherwise if you want to use the term arrhythmia and dysrhytmia interchangeably, I think I will know what you mean.
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  • sam rogers, there is a sinus arrythmia.. u need to read more. :)
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  • Some good stuff in here, but be weary what you read on in the internet. I was put off when I ready 'Sinus Arrhythmia' as a headline. There's no such thing as a sinus arrhythmia for the simple fact that, by definition, arrhythmia is the absence of rhythm. Meaning Asystole is the only actual arrhythmia. Sinus 'Disrhythmia' would have been the proper terminology.
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  • excellent review of arrhthymia's/strips--great review learning . gail ballard rn
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  • Basic Rhythm Strip Review

    1. 1. RHYTHM STRIP REVIEW
    2. 2. MEASURING INTERVALS
    3. 3. MEASURING INTERVALS
    4. 4. Sinus Rhythms
    5. 5. NORMAL SINUS RHYTHM
    6. 6. SINUS ARRHYTHMIA
    7. 7. SINUS TACHYCARDIA
    8. 8. SINUS BRADYCARDIA
    9. 9. SINUS PAUSE
    10. 10. SINUS ARREST
    11. 11. Atrial Rhythms
    12. 12. ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
    13. 13. ATRIAL FLUTTER
    14. 14. ATRIAL TACHYCARDIA
    15. 15. PAC
    16. 16. WANDERING ATRIAL PACEMAKER
    17. 17. Junctional Rhythms
    18. 18. JUNCTIONAL RHYTHM
    19. 19. PJC
    20. 20. ACCELERATED JUNCTIONAL
    21. 21. JUNCTIONAL TACHYCARDIA
    22. 22. SVT
    23. 23. Heart Blocks
    24. 24. First Degree AV Block
    25. 25. Second Degree AV Block, TYPE I
    26. 26. Second Degree AV Block, TYPE II
    27. 27. Third Degree AV Block
    28. 28. Bundle Branch Block
    29. 29. Deadly Rhythms
    30. 30. PVC
    31. 31. VENTRICULAR BIGEMINY
    32. 32. VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA
    33. 33. VENTRICULAR FLUTTER
    34. 34. VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION
    35. 35. VENTRICULAR STANDSTILL
    36. 36. SINUS ARREST/SINUS BLOCK
    37. 37. VENTRICULAR ESCAPE
    38. 38. 2 nd Degree AV Block
    39. 39. 3 rd Degree AV Block
    40. 40. IDIOVENTRICULAR RHYTHM
    41. 41. ASYSTOLE

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