I hate school. I have my first test in a course solely about ECG's tomorrow.
I wonder why so much material has to be put on each test. Why can't we have 6-7 tests per semester instead of 4? I feel pretty good about the first 3/4ths of this material, but the last bit is so dense with information.
What I do know is still quite a bit. We have to identify the action potential in the heart, and indentify the ECG waveforms, along with identifying the vector of the traveling electrical impulse.
If it was just over that, then it would be fine, but the last portion is ECG interpretation. There are twelve leads to each ECG that we're given. (A lead is a particular angel at which the electrical impulse is recorded) Using those 12 leads we have 9 steps we have to go through and determine if each step is in "normal" ranges.
There are only a handful of universities that teach this as an undergrade course, which is nice considering I want to Cardiac Rehab. Hopefully it wont be too bad.