V1 is the best lead to look for P-waves: it sits right over the SA node! Also more likely to be seen in V2 and lead II
An average ER physician performs around 100 tasks in an hour and gets interrupted at least every 6 minutes. One of the common interruptions in the ED is a request to “sign off” on an ECG of a patient who has been triaged but not seen by a doctor yet. Therefore, knowing deadly ECG patterns is an essential skill for emergency physicians, residents, as well as medical students who rotate in the emergency department.
Interpreting ECG’s is trickier than you think. One must have a system, preferably one that will stand up to the pummel of ED situations and environmental influences: time pressures, incomplete information, typhoons, that sort of thing.
Instructive ECGs in Clinical Context ----Archives, Popular Posts, and an Index of all ECGs are down the right-hand side.
The ECG GURU is devoted to providing resources for ECG teachers and their students.
EKG Interpretation Reviews.
This tutorial is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan E. Lindsay, master teacher of electrocardiography, friend, mentor, and colleague. Many of the excellent ECG tracings illustrated in this learning program are from Dr. Lindsay's personal collection of ECG treasures.
This library is a collection of realistic looking recordings which will help improve your ECG skills. Information about the library and the techniques used to reproduce the recordings is available.
Quickly learn to identify 27 of the most common ECG rhythms or challenge yourself to the 6 second ECG game.
The Instant ECG iPhone App teaches the basics of electrocardiogram (ECG) electrophysiology, myocardial action potential, associated waveforms, intervals and segments in order to help you develop a framework needed to analyze ECGs.
ECG apps & weekly challenge for those learning and reading Paediatric ECG's.
The following comprehensive guide to paediatric ECG interpretation was produced by Paediatric Emergency Specialists Dr Gary Geelhoed and Dr Barbara King from the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth, Western Australia. It is so good that I have reproduced it almost verbatim (with a few extra ECGs from the LITFL archives). Enjoy!
Cardiac rhythm analysis, 12-lead ECG interpretation, resuscitation for EMS.