EKG Made Easy!
Hello ReMar Nurse! Below I have included your exclusive video lecture for three of the six most common EKG Stripes that you will find for NCLEX! The following sample lectures are taken directly from our best selling DVD Self-Study Program which also includes Quick Facts for NCLEX.
There is a lot of information here so let’s break down the CONTENT together!
The heart is always a good place to start.
The normal heart rate of adult is 60-100 beats per minute.
Remember there are only 2 problems that are represented on an EKG strip:
1) The heart is beating too fast (tachycardia)
Examples of tachycardia: atrial tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, sinus tachycardia
The most common medications used to slow the heart rate down is metoprolol which is a beta blocker. Remember for NCLEX sinus tachycardia is normally caused by an issue OUTSIDE of the heart such as infection, dehydration, fever.
2) The heart is beating too slow (bradycardia)
Examples of bradycardia: asystole, sinus bradycardia, heart blocks
The heart rate can also be affected by the electrolytes present in the body. Calcium, Potassium, and Sodium directly affect the rate and function of the heart. If there is too little or too much calcium for example the heart will react in a predictable way.
Let’s begin your lectures!
The electrocardiograms (EKG) information needed to pass NCLEX is one of the most difficult subjects for nursing students to tackle but when you study the content things become so much easier!
EKG topics in the Self Study Program include:
- Breaking Down the Top 6 NCLEX Strips
- Managing Irregular Heart Rhythms
- Most Common Cardiac medications
- Fetal Heart Tones and Nursing Interventions
- Important EKG Q & A Made Easy
This comprehensive set includes (4) Lectures DVDs and (4) Workbooks including Quick Facts for NCLEX.
Get the full set of lectures NCLEX with the DVD Self Study Program.