I have chosen to do EKG interpretation for my class presentation on Monday, along with Know Your Arrhythmias and Dysrrhythmias. This is because, for some unknown reason, I LOVE EKGs. I find reading EKGs to be both highly entertaining, and fun, especially when I can find even the smallest, most benign abnormality. Maybe this is because I'm new-ish at it, because as an EMT I knew basically two things about EKGs- "this is probably ok", and "OH MY GOD DEFIBRILLATE!". I appreciate the more subtle problems a bit better now, and will happily perch on any available surface to peer over somebody more qualified's shoulder to see new and interesting things.
Things I can now reliably identify:
V-Fib (if you CANT identify V-Fib, you're going to be in trouble)
Things I can Sometimes Identify:
Multifocal vs. Unifocal PVCs
Complete Heart Block
Things I Barely Understand At This Point:
Various Types Of Heart Block
apparently none of these will be on the test, but i'm still going to look them up.