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Recommended educational tip sheets, links and videos

The following QRS Educational  Services tips and reference tools have been designed or selected for you to access and use in preparing for any of our courses. If you would like to do any pre-reading to strengthen your experience, please feel free to use these tools. Happy Learning!

TIP SHEETS

QRS Tip for AV BLOCK

QRS Tip for EMERGENCY CARDIAC CARE

QRS Tip for 15 LEAD ECG

QRS Tip for THE ECG & THE HEART

QRS Tip for SLOPE - PREPARING FOR INTUBATION

 

EDUCATIONAL LINKS

Basic rhythm interpretation - Basic Rhythm Interpretation: This free Chapter from McGraw Hill Higher Education titled: ECG Interpretation and Clinical Significance,  is a valuable tool for better understanding rhythm interpretation

Chest Tube Drainage - This self-directed learning module reviews the normal anatomy and physiology, thoracic pathology and the chest drainage systems available.

Practical Clinical Skills - This free interactive site covers a wide range of topics for you to practice and review

Theheart.org - This is an excellent evidence-based site to access research recently published in cardiovascular and metabolic trials. You will also have the opportunity to attend online educational sessions on a wide variety of topics

ECG Guru - free to register - interactive website helping educators to educate as well as those interested in learning more about the ECG

JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services) - For those of you who may want some online reading pertaining to emergency care, please check out the following link. This is free access to the online version of "Journal of Emergency Medical Services". There are some pretty interesting articles published within this journal that those of you in pre-hospital care or emergency departments may enjoy reading

Modified Valsalva – REVERT Study - This was a randomized clinical trial looking at utilizing a modified Valsalva technique to convert supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT) to sinus rhythm. The results of applying the modified Valsalva technique demonstrated a 43% conversion rate versus a 17% conversion rate with standard Valsalva technique.
 
The best way to describe this modified technique is for you to watch this short (2 minutes) You tube video presented by one of the investigators of the REVERT study. This is a great technique that all emergency personnel should be thinking about implementing next time faced with a patient in SVT.

ACC (American College of Cardiology) - I am a member of the on-line American College of Cardiology website which provides very relevant educational sessions. Please take 30 minutes from your day to attend this on-line interactive presentation on Ivabradine for heart failure. The session was very informative and provided me with the latest in current management with this novel new heart failure medication

Medtronic is a company responsible for the development of implantable devices. They have a wonderful learning website for those with an interest in learning more on pacemakers, defibrillators, and CRT devices. 

Medscape Nurses - free to register -  current evidence-based research finding from global research. Opportunities to participate in webinars on a variety of topics and hear directly from the experts.  There is no better way to attend an international conference discussing state of the art material from the comfort of your own home.

 

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