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EKG 5-Lead Placement Activity


EKG 5-Lead Placement Activity

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An online game and simulation of ECG dysrhythmias. The learner has the opportunity to identify, analyze and interpret dysrhythmias in a non-clinical environment.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: July 27, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 11, 2015
Keywords: ECG, EKG, EKG Lead placement


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Primary Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States


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Avatar for susan warman
7 years ago

susan warman (Faculty)

I enjoyed the game. The rhythms as presented would be difficult for a beginner who is just learning Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation. Would include the two types of Second degree AV block. Make the junctional and other basic rhythms more evident for the beginner. I would use this for the practicing nuse who wants to review they can decipher some of the rhythms and would not get discouraged when the rhythms are atypical- they love gaming! Link case studies with stable and unstable presentations.

Technical Remarks:

Easy navigation. Places learner in a " cardiac monitor" environment.

Avatar for Christilyn Magee
8 years ago

Christilyn Magee (Student)

I really enjoyed this site! I thought it was a cleaver and interactive way to get a visual of dysrhythmias and how to read them. I am in the process of learning how to read an ECG and this game correlates great! It is a fun way to get a visual of each type of dysrhythmia while reading about each one. I also liked how this was more than just information because it is always helpful to see what is going on. It was also amusing to take what I had just learned and apply it to a game to further instill this knowledge. This site has given me a better idea about what I am seeing on heart monitors and I will definitely recommend this site to my clinical instructor!

Avatar for tammy roman
8 years ago

tammy roman (Staff)

What a wonderful resource! This truly is an exciting adjunct to a lecture on rhythm interpretation. However, I had a question about your definitions of certain arrhythmias. I believe the "AV paced" and the "paced rhythm dual chamber" to be synonymous terms. I have always used them interchangeably in the clinical setting. I was also curious as to why you didn't identify the other forms of second degree blocks.

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I enjoyed the ability to select different answers for the ekg game. It is truly an interactive tool that appears to be a wonderful learning experience for students. I will be sharing this information with my nursing faculty colleagues.