Much is made of 'not being taught ECG's.
In the final exams, a working knowledge of basic ECG interpretation is expected. This all comes from you having a strict system by which to interpret the piece of paper lying in front of you and relating it to the clinical picture of the patient. You should be aware of common things such as the major bradyarythmias, tachyarythmias, QRS/PR/QT prolongation, STEMI, NSTEMI, T-wave changes, hyperkalaemia/hypokalaemia, signs seen in PE, pericarditis, LBBB/RBBB.
What is an S1Q3T3 pattern? What does left ventricular hypertrophy look like? Would you know if the ECG you were looking at is in block? What is the 'William Marrow' mnemonic for?
Would you know if an ECG was normal?
It can seem daunting but it's well worth putting some time in and memorising the basics. Having a system in place allows you describe abnormalities even if you don't always know what's going on in the print-out.
Why don't you at least try some of the '200 ECG Quiz' below - if you're getting them right, you know you're on the right track - if you're not, it's highlighting a learning need and they can teach you some common patterns.
Here are some resources:
ECG Basics [Life in the fast lane]
Tutorials and Arrythmia Drills/Questions
ECG Learning Centre [University of Utah]
200 ECG Quiz - How Good Are You?
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