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ECG Interpretation

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Megan Brashear, CVT, VTS(ECC), gives you the basic skills to begin interpreting dysrhythmias. Cardiac drug classes are discussed as well as when to give which drug for which dysrhythmia. Video from DoveLewis patients on ECG monitors illustrates common dysrhythmias and the audience is encouraged to participate to help decipher the ECG.

This talk is specifically RACE-approved for one Technician CE credit.

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Megan Brashear's picture

Thanks Sarah! I had a fear of ECG until I forced myself to put this talk together, now I get really excited to try and figure out what I'm looking at. Glad it was helpful for you. Say hi to Dr. Nair and Kate, old DoveLewis buddies of mine :)

Christine Mondou's picture

Discovered you not too long ago. I have to say that I have attended and done a lot of CE online... I have to say that both ECG and Triage are one of the most concise/ interactive and interesting I have done. Megan, you have a real talent to keep the group awaken, your explication and examples are very clear. I cannot wait for the next ones.
I am moving to Oregon from Canada and am super interested in doing my VTS (ECC). I would love to be taught by someone like you! Not bragging :) Just sincere. Continue your excellent work!

Megan Brashear's picture

Thank you Christine! I love to do these lectures and I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying them! When you get to Portland come on by, I'll give you the insider's tour and we can talk VTS(ECC)

Shiloh Clark's picture

I really enjoyed this video. I found it to be very informative in an easy to understand format. It's really nice to know the why and not just what is happening.

Cecilie M. Bull's picture

Thank you so much, Megan, - this was great! I learned so much by watching your video, you are an excellent teacher. The quizzing was super too, very useful. You rock! ;-) Will watch it again in a minute to really help me get this down.

Megan Brashear's picture

Thank you Shiloh and Cecilie, I had a hard time with ECG interpretation until I put this talk together, it really forced me to retain the information. Glad you are finding it helpful!'s picture

I just wanted to confirm at the end at about 36 minutes the 2nd quiz example is that Atrial Fib, you initially said Ventricular Fib. Thanks so much this video helped me better understand EKGs!

Jessica Waters-Miller's picture

Hi Lindsey,
Yes, you are correct! That example is Atrial Fibrillation! Just mixed up the words for a second. Thanks for asking so that we could clarify.

Veronica Bingamon's picture

Great presentation Megan! Very utilitarian and informative! Can't wait for the techs to check it out.:)

Justin Anderson's picture

At about 36 minutes you said the rhythm was ventricular fibrillation and it was atrial fibrillation which confusing for a moment but overall very good explanation of ECG.

Matthew Blake's picture

Hi Megan,

I loved this lecture so much. With me being in my Advanced Surgery class and rounding the final bend before graduation from school, this helped clear some questions about ECGs that I've had since starting tech school. I too wish to go in to ECC when I become an LVT. once again, excellent lecture!


Lara Cosanella's picture

I found this so helpful! Thank you especially for giving me a better idea of the medications I am seeing move through the hospital and going home with our cardiac patients!

Morgan Fleming's picture

This was a great talk, very informative without being too in depth or overwhelming. ECGs have always been a weak point for me, and have had a hard time finding good info that was neither too basic or too complicated that I wouldn't understand. Thank you!

Heather Moore's picture

I enjoyed the lecture so much, but as i took notes on this lesson, with a drawing of the heart picture, the cardiologist from my practice came by and noticed that the aorta depicted in your lesson showed a incorrect aortic arch- the human heart has three aortic arches vs dog, cat hearts have 2 major. Please let me know if I am correct ! Thank You again for everything.

Caryn Reynolds's picture

Hi Heather, thanks for watching! Large arteries that arise from the aortic arch provide oxygenated blood to the head, neck and thoracic limbs. The branching pattern for these arteries varies between species. You are correct that most cats and dogs have two vessels leaving the aortic arch - the brachiocephalic trunk and the left subclavian artery.

Cassandra Timmons's picture

If this is race approved, how do I get the certificate of completion? Or what is the Race ID #? Great lecture, thanks so much I feel much more confident in my ECG.

Kimberly Froman's picture

Where did you find the quiz? This is my first CE with and I'm not sure where to look I guess.

kennedy nelson's picture

Hey Megan!

I really enjoyed this lecture ! Could you recommend a great text on reading ecg's?? There is so many out there!

Thank you.

Dianna Stroud's picture

I was very lost when i was just reading about interpreting the ECG in my textbook, this video really helped me to at least identify if something is wrong and if it's atrial or ventricular. I'm by no means an expert but I feel a lot better about ECGs now! Thank you!