What is ECG simulator?

The ECG (electrocardiogram) Simulator is an electronic tool that provides cardiac monitors with an electrical wave similar to the human heart’s signal. It can be used to teach healthcare personnel how to set up the input parameters for ECG machines.

Can you have multiple ectopic beats in a row?

Occasionally there may be runs of many ectopic beats in a row and this is called ventricular tachycardia. Early evaluation is important to identify those needing treatment for deteriorating heart function.

What do ectopic beats look like on ECG?

Retrograde capture describes the process whereby the ectopic impulse is conducted retrogradely through the AV node, producing atrial depolarisation. This is visible on the ECG as an inverted P wave (“retrograde P wave“), usually occurring after the QRS complex.

What is the difference between MAT and WAP?

There is no thromboembolism risk in MAT, such as seen in atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, as the atrium are contractile in MAT. If the heart rate is less than 100 beats per minute, then the rhythm is wandering atrial pacemaker, or WAP.

What is a 6 second ECG strip?

A 6-second strip is made up of 30 big boxes. Each big block is 0.2 seconds in duration, so 5 big blocks is equal 1 second in total duration (. 2 x 5 = 1), meaning you would need a total of 30 big boxes to make a 6-second strip.

How many Ectopics is too many?

Previous studies suggest that up to 100 ventricular ectopic beats in a 24-hour period (24-hour Holter monitor) are within normal limits.

Which rhythm is considered more serious MAT or WAP and why?

MAT is more serious then WAP because it’s generally triggered by congested heart failure, where WAP is usually found in conditioned athletes.

What are the 5 lethal cardiac rhythms?

You will learn about Premature Ventricular Contractions, Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, Pulseless Electrical Activity, Agonal Rhythms, and Asystole. You will learn how to detect the warning signs of these rhythms, how to quickly interpret the rhythm, and to prioritize your nursing interventions.