For nearly 10 years, Bri has focused on creating content to address the questions and concerns educators have about teaching classes, preparing students for certifications, and making the most of the AES curriculum system.
If you click on any term, you’ll go to a page that describes it, shows examples of a tracing, and even a brief history of the item.
Self-Assessed EKG Quiz
In terms of review and practice, the site has a series of 100 “cases” that include a clinical scenario and an accompanying image of a rhythm strip.
Students can describe and interpret the reading and then click to check their answer to see how they stack up.
On the downside, the quiz isn’t as user-friendly as the other options out there so students may not be as willing to do extra practice outside of the classroom.
In addition, it can be tough to find what you need. If you’d like to use this resource, it’s smart to share direct links to specific pages with your students, rather than having them locate it themselves.
However, the actual content is exceptionally detailed, so it could be the perfect supplement to the information in your lessons!
The SkillStat website is the most straight-forward EKG resource on our list. On it you’ll find one specific item -- their EKG simulator.
The simulator is designed to help students learn and identify 27 common rhythms and then test their knowledge in a game.
To accomplish this, the simulator has two distinct segments, which SkillStat calls Learn and Game.
In the Learn section, students can click on any rhythm to see it in the simulation and read a short blurb about it.
Then, once they feel comfortable in their knowledge of the rhythms, they can switch to the game and see how they do!
In the Game mode, students have 60 seconds to correctly identify as many rhythms as possible.
When the game starts, a rhythm is displayed in the simulator and the timer begins counting down.
Students get three chances to answer correctly before the game tells them the answer. Then students move on to the next question.
Once time is up, the game ends and students are shown their total score. If students need more practice, the screen shows an encouraging message telling them to “hang in there!”
Overall, the SkillStat EKG simulator is a fun way for students to learn to interpret EKG strips. You could use it as an in-class activity or as an extra resource for students to use at home.
Where to Go from Here with Your EKG Curriculum
So now that you’ve got some great resources for teaching your student so interpret EKGs, what’s next?
If your program wraps up with students taking the NHA CET certification, it’s going to take more than just some online resources to help you prepare them!
You’ll need to help them master other daily responsibilities that EKG technicians encounter, such as working with patients, transcribing notes, and more.
Not sure where to get started?
Click below to learn how to prepare your students for success on the NHA CET certification exam and their future careers!