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EKG 5-Lead Placement Activity

EKG 5-Lead Placement Activity

An online game and simulation of ECG dysrhythmias. The learner has the opportunity to identify, analyze and interpret dysrhythmias in a non-clinical environment.
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susan warman
susan warman (Faculty)
10 years ago
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.

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Easy navigation. Places learner in a " cardiac monitor" environment.
Christilyn Magee
Christilyn Magee (Student)
11 years ago
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!
tammy roman
tammy roman (Staff)
11 years ago
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.

Technical Remarks:

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.