Study of a patient's cardiac rhythms using an EKG may indicate normal or abnormal conditions. Abnormal rhythms are called arrhythmia or sometimes, dysrhythmia. Arrhythmia is an abnormally slow or fast heart rate or an irregular cardiac rhythm. During a single heart beat, several electrical events occur. Nov 17, 2014 · ACLS Rhythm Strips. This section of Learn & Master ACLS will provide you with a complete understanding of all of the basic rhythms that you will encounter in the AHA ACLS provider course and when responding to emergency situations. After review of this section, you will be able to rapidly identify these rhythms and treat them according to ACLS protocol.
Rhythm Strip Samples to help with ACLS Precourse Assessment with Unique Criteria. Heart Block Tricks from Terry 4 RHYTHM & ♥ ETIOLOGY CRITERIA OVERVIEW UNIQUE CRITERIA SAMPLE STRIPS ***2nd degree AV Block Type II or Mobitz II RHY – Regular or Irregular PRI – constant QRS – normal or wide Regular or Irregular EXTRA Ps 3rd degree AV Block, Complete Heart Block. This is one of the shockable rhythms, the other is Ventricular Fibrillation. There are two types of VTach: Monomorphic: QRS’s are the same size; Polymorphic: QRS’s are different size and shape; Recognizing VTach on an EKG. The rhythm is regular but the rate is fast (above 100 bpm). The QRS complex is widened and P waves can be difficult to identify.
Cardiac - Rhythm Strips. •*Sinus= arrhythmia originates in SA (sinus) node* •Predisposing Factors: Meds: Beta blocker, Digoxin, Narcotics -Athletes that have low base HR -Sleep -Valsava Maneuver .