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Authors

  1. Kupchik, Nicole MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, PCCN-K
  2. Green, Joel MSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, CSC

Abstract

Editor's note: This article is one in a series on electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation. Nurses in all settings should know the basics, as medications and physiological changes can cause cardiac arrhythmias. Each article will start with a brief case scenario and an ECG strip and then take you step by step through analyzing the heart rhythm. To see all the articles in the series, go to http://links.lww.com/AJN/A207.