Clinical skills this week was ECGs, which I have done hundreds of times as a nurse, not really understanding what I'm looking for, sticking the dots on, pressing go and calling the doctor. I know what a QRS complex should look like and that lead II is my rhythm strip but that's about it.
To be honest at this stage of med school, we're not expected to know much more than that, but we have been given a bit more knowledge and explanation for what we should expect to see on which lead. It feels great to have a little bit less mystery in my world and a bit more knowledge that I can apply. I'm sure it will take the remainder of my course to really get to grips with ECG's, but I'm happy that I've understood everything they've explained so far.
|yup, I think I'll live|
(P.S. Anyone else see a bit of the old exercise-induced left ventricular hypertrophy? :P)