Mastering ECGs: An ECG Learning Library and Atlas for Medical Students

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2024

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Kosel, Kelby, Osteopathic Medical Student
Virnau, Rebecca, Osteopathic Medical Student
Matthews, Elizabeth, Osteopathic Medical Student
Balch, John, Osteopathic Medical Student
Lesage, Kayla, Osteopathic Medical Student
Zorrilla, Edmundo, Osteopathic Medical Student
Connolly, Cameron, Osteopathic Medical Student
Prakash, Swetha, Osteopathic Medical Student
Rawlinson Tyler, Osteopathic Medical Student
Alvarez, Diego, Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology

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Abstract

Mastering ECGs: An ECG Learning Library for Medical Students, this interactive ECG atlas empowers medical students to excel in ECG interpretation. Crafted by medical students at Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (SHSU-COM), this robust resource addresses the complexities of interpreting ECGs, a vital skill for diagnosing cardiac conditions and informing treatment decisions, using simplified and systematic approaches. Medical students often struggle with time constraints in mastering ECG concepts, and finding standardized approaches and quality resources for practice. Our resource features numerous real-life case scenarios with both 6-lead and 12-lead ECG tracings, offering in-depth analysis of waveforms, segments, and intervals. Each ECG trace is accompanied by detailed interpretation, supported by supplemental text material outlining eight essential steps for mastering ECG interpretation and a glossary explaining identified variations. Consistent use of a systematic approach for ECG interpretation is crucial for developing clinical knowledge and preparing for board exams.

Description

Unlock ECG Mastery: Free Medical Student Library & Atlas. Say goodbye to ECG struggles! Developed by medical students at Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (SHSU-COM), this free library and atlas equip you with all you need for expert ECG interpretation. The library comprises two PDF files: one featuring individual traces with annotated measures of waves, segments, intervals, and interpretations, and another providing a comprehensive guide to using the atlas effectively, mastering ECG reading and interpretation methods, and a glossary defining observed variances. Hyperlinks on how to take 6-eads and 12-leads ECGs are provided. Start mastering ECGs like a pro today! 2024 CC-BY-NC-ND.

Keywords

ECG Interpretation, how to read ECG strips for medical students, ECG Cases, ECG Atlas

Citation

Kosel K, Virnau R, Matthews E, et al. Mastering ECGs: An ECG Learning Library and Atlas for Medical Students. Scholarly Works @ SHSU; 2024. https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11875/4425