Those of you who have followed the ECG Guru for a while are very familiar with the work of Dr. Ken Grauer, M.D. He is a generous contributer to the ECG Guru website, and functions as our official Consulting Expert. He has published many books and e-publications which are (in our opinion) some of the BEST ECG references available, and he has worked hard to keep them low priced to make them available to all of us. He also offers seemingly endless ECG knowledge and insights for FREE, via this website, his own website, and social media.
A laddergram is a diagram of conduction through the heart, presented in a minimum of three tiers, one for the atria, one for the AV junction, and one for the ventricles. Laddergrams are very useful for presenting and testing your theory of a dysrhythmia. Instructors often use them to illustrate complex dysrhythmia mechanisms.
If you are a teacher, watching a masterful teacher present your topic can help you develop your style, and increase your own knowledge of your subject. We don't all have the opportunity to attend live classes by the real ECG Gurus of the world, but many of them are now making FREE video lectures available to all of us. Even if you are not an instructor, for many of us, hearing and seeing the presentation is a more effective way to learn than just reading.
Want to know more about bundle branch block, IVCD, Wolff-Parkinson-White, Brugada? Need a systematic approach to evaluating 12-Lead ECGs? Need to brush up on your arrhythmia interpretation? How do you explain prolonged QT intervals and Torsades de Pointes to your students? All this and MUCH, MUCH more in Dr. Grauer's new 2014 ECG Pocket Brain, E-PUB edition. This is the BEST comprehensive resource out there for ECG instructors and students alike!
When teaching ECG, I always try to make the ECG interpretation have some practical context for the student. Why study squiggly lines, if they don't mean something to our care of our patients? Even putting a simple scenario (actual or invented) with an ECG can make it more relevant for your students. A series of ECGs taken as the patient undergoes changes, is especially helpful.
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Dr. Ken Grauer's 2014 edition of the ECG Pocket Brain is now available!
Those of you who have visited the ECG Guru before are already familiar with Dr. Ken Grauer and his wonderful teaching style. He is a frequent contributer to the ECG Guru, both on the "Ask the Expert" page, and as a commenter on our content. Dr. Grauer's ECG and ACLS books are valuable resources for ECG students, instructors, and anyone who interprets ECGs.
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