Need More Practice Reading EKGs.

Discussion in 'Step I' started by Cpt.Hook Hamate, Jun 23, 2004.

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  1. Cpt.Hook Hamate

    Cpt.Hook Hamate O-tay! 7+ Year Member

    May 30, 2004
    I was wondering if anyone knows of a good EKG reading workbook to help practice reading EKGs. I am looking for something with a nice number of practice EKG tracings with solutions. Thanks.
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  3. Dukes

    Dukes 5+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2004
    Norfolk, VA
    One book I used when I was in paramedic school was Rapid Interpretation of EKG's 6th edition by Dale Dubin. It is very easy and fast reading.
  4. Cpt.Hook Hamate

    Cpt.Hook Hamate O-tay! 7+ Year Member

    May 30, 2004
    I know. Every one gets that book but I am looking for a "workbook." Something like a whoel book of math problems but with EKG tracing instead.
  5. annushka

    annushka Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    New York, NY
    I like this one:
    "The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need" by Malcolm S. Thaler.

    Has a whole section in the back with like 200 strips that you can interpret.
  6. StringBean

    StringBean Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2004
  7. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Quinn recommended this book:

    12-Lead ECG The Art of Interpretation

    It has many ECG's to read along with good instruction. It also is set up so that you can use it at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level. I really like this book.
  8. PACtoDOC

    PACtoDOC 1K Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 2, 2002
    I didn't have one ECG on my USMLE!!!!
  9. AlexRusso

    AlexRusso Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    I had one and it was one I've never seen before. Really weird looking. I clicked a choice and moved on.
  10. jakstat33

    jakstat33 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 5, 2004
  11. Jalopycat

    Jalopycat 10+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    Here's a good website I used to quiz myself when I was studying for ACLS. I thought it was really helpful. It may not be worth your time though. It took me about 5 hours to learn how to figure them out and I only had one question on step 1. Good luck! :)

  12. Purulent DC

    Purulent DC Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Captain Hook,

    Check out:

    The Complete Guide to EKGs (by O'Keefe)


    ECGS for the Emergency Physician (by Mattu et al.)

    These two books are for EKG reading practice and are just pages of different EKG's with the explanations and offical reads listed in the back. They assume that you have already read a book like Dubin's or "The Only EKG Book that You'll Ever Need" and have the basic knowledge.

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