Electrocardiogram (ECG) – Med-Surg Nursing
Electrocardiogram (ECG) – Med-Surg Nursing

Electrocardiogram (ECG) – Med-Surg Nursing

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Nurses frequently monitor electrocardiograms. This includes nurses working in community clinics or neonatal, pediatric, or adult ICUs; emergency departments; and labor and delivery units, to name a few. Physicians expect nurses to understand the basics of cardiac monitoring as well as the ability to recognize important and lethal changes, such as arrhythmias.

In this course, we’ll break down the electrocardiogram into its individual units to help you better understand how to read and analyze cardiac strips. You’ll learn a step-by-step method that can be applied to the analysis of all strips, which will help you see what’s going on and spot abnormalities.

Additionally, you’ll learn about common abnormal electrocardiogram activity and rhythms, along with some cardiac diseases that are accompanied by certain electrocardiogram changes.

Course Details

  • Videos 37
  • Duration 5:04 h
  • Quiz questions 142
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Electrocardiogram (ECG) – Med-Surg Nursing

 Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Dr. Rhonda Lawes is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma, USA.
She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2016.
Due to her achievements, she has earned numerous teaching awards. She teaches nursing students how to use the science of cognitive learning to maximize their study effectiveness.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Lawes is the Director of Nursing Education Programs, and teaches courses on Pharmacology (Nursing), Medical Surgical Nursing and Pathophysiology.

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By Victoriamary U. on 22. March 2024 for Step 1b: Assessing the Heart Rhythm (Nursing)

The best ECG lesson out there. It is broken down step by step for better understanding. Ms. Rhonda you're one of the few teachers out there truly born with the gift to teach! Thank you so much!!!

By Alex G. on 01. March 2024 for Treatment of Atrial Dysrhythmias (Nursing)

The content is engaging, entertaining & to the point!!! I love this woman. I feel like she has also got to be funny IRL.

By Upendo M. on 06. February 2024 for The Amplitude of an ECG Strip (Nursing)

She is just a great teacher, makes learning fun and easier to understand, and just down to earth, approachable and good heart.

By Sarah D. on 04. December 2023 for Step 1a: Assessing the Heart Rate (Nursing)

I appreciate so much how everything is broken down. My understanding for every topic (not just heart rates) is improving.