This is an educational web site by Dr. Dale Dubin (Dale Dubin, M.D.), which includes important EKG (ECG) information about EKG tracings, 12 lead EKG's, and cardiac monitors. All web sites offer free PDF downloads.
To order Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, scroll to the bottom of the page.
For nurses, practical
understanding of the display on cardiac monitors (and the EKG
[ "ECG" ]
tracings they output) secures the fast track to the most rewarding
and the highest paying jobs.
The most highly paid nursing positions are in hospital areas that
provide critical and intensive care of unstable patients. In these
departments, knowledge of cardiac monitors is mandatory.
Cardiac monitors displaying the heart’s electrical messages
are standard equipment in critical care and emergency areas. However,
cardiac monitors are quite common throughout the hospital. Don’t
be intimidated! understanding is EASY.
Nurses can effortlessly gain a crystal-clear understanding the
heart’s electrical messages with one simplified book, Rapid
Interpretation of EKG’s, the most popular and most referenced
EKG (ECG) text in the world. The new updated 6th edition of Rapid Interpretation
of EKG's in full color has just been released. This renowned text, the international best-seller for thirty (35!)
years, is now updated with each printing (updated May, 2007), so it is the most current text
available. It stresses understanding rather than memorizing, so
it instills in you a lifetime of practical knowledge for
the confidence you need to provide optimal, professional patient
Our web site presents general information to nurses about cardiac
monitors and the EKG tracings they display. Our presentations
on "Memory Images" and "Interactive Learning" provide
entertaining information that empowers you with very useful, easily
learned, medical knowledge, so you can impress yourself (and your
colleagues). See how fast you learn! Take pride in your new knowledge;
put it to use immediately. As you will soon see, it is quite easy
to acquire and comprehend.
The section, "Life Preserver" ,demonstrates some EKG
signs that may be present in apparently normal persons, yet the
presence of these simple signs forebodes dangerous medical problems
or even sudden death. By merely being attentive and observing these
signs, you can then refer one of these patients for proper preventative
treatment to become a "Life Preserver." By observation
alone, you can save a meaningful life.
The presentation, "Monitor Warnings", uses the most advanced
web site technology to show animated reproductions of cardiac monitor
warning signs in real time, just like the cardiac monitor displays
that you see in person. Brief, practical interpretations are provided
and carefully explained. Your computer screen should accurately
display these cardiac monitor warning signs that all medical professionals
need to know in order to deliver responsible, lifesaving care.
For nurses already experienced with cardiac monitors, we present "Tricky
Tracings" and will reward those who can submit and explain
the first correct answer. Prizes! And if you want to learn more
about identifying these common imposters, once the correct answers
are posted, we will provide reference page numbers for more in-depth
review (avoid future pitfalls!).
We also provide (free!) a simplified, step-by-step reference for
interpretation of monitor displays and 12-lead EKG’s, the
classic Personal Quick Reference Sheets ("Personal Reference"),
previously available only by purchasing the book. It contains snips
of example tracings, with brief explanations of each. This valuable
quick review is yours to print out or quickly download as a PDF
file. The Personal Reference download is from the new 6th edition
so you can print it using a color printer. It’s your free
gift to keep for daily reference or for your personal library.
This site is both entertaining and vitally practical for those
devoted to professional patient care. The download speed depends
on your computer. If you’ve read the information so far,
everything should be ready. But if your computer requires more
time, please be patient, for in the next few minutes you can easily
acquire a wealth of useful information. Get a cup of coffee, relax,
and enjoy the show as you absorb some practical knowledge.
The EKG (ECG) is the
most important clinical indicator of the heart's function.
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Cardiac monitors are necessary standard equipment in all critical areas
of the hospital.
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Cardiac monitors are used in most patient areas, including labor & delivery and
pediatrics, so all nurses and caregivers should understand the heart's electrical
messages that are displayed on cardiac monitors.
Take advantage of this opportunity to gain the self-confidence of practical,
useful - and often critical - knowledge. The new, enlarged/updated 6th
edition of Rapid Interpretation
of EKG's in full color is now available.