Bevo

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just the basic stuff I believe, stuff in 1st aid and basic ekg changes and crap like that.
 

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i just took it today and there was only one question that gave some abnormalities in the lateral leads, so you had to know what artery was most likely occluded. i forgot to go over that stuff, so i kind of lucked out that i remembered a few things, but there defiinitely are some basics everyone needs to know anyhow . . .
 

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First off...congratulations..........secondly, for step 1 you just need to know basics. Sometimes they will make the basics more difficult by asking which artery or something like that, but that's it.
 

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Important stuff for EKG's.

I had a few basic EKG questions I think. I would know which leads refer to wihich part of the heart and corresponding arteries.
 

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Sorry....accidently submitted the post...btw, you may want to check the accuracy of what i post because I am going by straight memory

Leads and part of the heart and artery
Anterior leads (V1, V2, V3, V4)- LAD
Lateral leads (I, aVL, V5, V6)- circ
Inferior leads (II, III, aVF)- right main

Also, know basic arrythmias- afib, aflutter, torsades de pointes

Recognize a PVC

Also know the AV nodal disease in first aid...
First degree AV block- prolonged PR
Second degree AV block
Type I- progressive lengthening of PR until dropped beat
Type II- dropped beats without lengthened PR
Third degree- complete AV block- P waves and QRST not in synchrony
although the P-P interval and Q-Q interval are constant

I dont know if this is important for step 1 but it was for third year...Type II second degree AV block and complete AV block are the only two AV blocks that require a pacemaker....first degree and type I second degree just require observation