Written iPhone App Review
The ECG/EKG (electrocardiogram) has always been a sticking-point for nurses, paramedics, medical students and doctors alike. Reading and interpreting the ECG is a notoriously hard skill to learn. Mastering the ECG involves lots of study and practice, but mobile learning tools like The ECG Guide from QxMd are helping to make the process a lot easier.
The ECG Guide is a new iPhone app that makes learning the ECG not only a lot more interactive, but more interesting too. The ECG Guide features a comprehensive breakdown of the ECG – from basic (but essential) information like Lead Positioning and ECG standardisation to in-depth explanations of both normal and abnormal cardiac function. The ECG guide covers all the waves and segments of the ECG individually, and in detail; (P wave, PR interval, QRS complex, Q wave, R wave, ST segment, J Point and J waves, T wave, U wave, QT interval). Each wave/section is accompanied by relevant diagnostic criteria.
Topics covered in The ECG Guide include:
- Approach to ECG Interpretation
- Analysis of rate, rhythm, axis, P wave, QRS complex, ST segment, T wave and QT intervalVentricular hypertrophy and atrial enlargement
- Assessment of ischemia
- Approach to arrhythmia
- Bradyarrythmias and tachyarrythmias
- Heart block
The ECG Guide also features 100 high-res ECG examples and a quiz feature for testing your skills.
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