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Found 47 comments on Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition:

u/higherthinker · 19 pointsr/ems

Rapid Interpretation of EKG's

This is what we use in medical school and it is a great, simple resource. Wish I had used it back in my EMT days.

u/justsomeguy75 · 15 pointsr/ems

Rapid Interpretation of EKG's by Dr. Dale Dubin. The classic, definitive textbook for understanding EKG's. It's amazingly simple, with loads of pictures and easy to understand explanations regarding cardiac issues. It is not the most detailed text around, but it is something that you could read in a weekend and walk away knowing much more than you did previously. Highly recommended to EMT's who want some sort of understanding of how to interpret 12 leads.

u/Cumberlandjed · 9 pointsr/emergencymedicine

Dale Dubin wrote the definitive EKG book before going to prison for child pornography and cocaine possession. It's a REALLY good book, but feel free to buy it used!

Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/0912912065/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_JbnFxbTFMMBZJ

u/USMC0317 · 7 pointsr/medicine

Dubin's is hands down the best introductory book on EKGs.


u/Nfgzebrahed · 7 pointsr/nursing

Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/0912912065/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ED5MAbCN0H9CD

Recommended to me by an amazing seasoned ER nurse. Very easy to follow.

u/FutureDO21 · 7 pointsr/medicalschool

https://www.amazon.com/Rapid-Interpretation-EKGs-Sixth-Dubin/dp/0912912065 this book is amazing and explains it to you like you’re 5 years old. Lol

u/ERNurse1980 · 7 pointsr/nursing

I have a few that I still use after two years in the Emergency Department:


  • Sheehy's Manual of Emergency Nursing Care This is by far the best resource I have.

  • Rapid Interpretation of EKGs You will be interpreting EKG's to notify emergency docs if there is a rhythm that they need to be made aware of ASAP (i.e., STEMI, new-onset a-fib with rapid ventricular response, torsades, v-fib, SVT, etc...)


  • Journal of Emergency Nursing - some of the articles are fluff (i.e., impact on nurses of something in an obscure Chinese hospital), but a lot of them are medical/clinical in nature and very interesting.


  • EMCrit - probably the best EM blog/podcast out there

  • Life In The Fast Lane if we are ranking, this is tied for the number one spot of best EM blogs/podcasts

  • The Skeptic's Guide to EM

  • NurseEM not updated very frequently

  • FOAMCast Free Open Access in Medicine - deals mostly with EM

  • R.E.B.E.L Cast

  • ER Cast

  • Emergency Medicine Cases


  • /r/emergencymedicine

  • /r/emcrit

  • /r/medicine

  • /r/neurology

  • /r/cardiology
u/phvakil · 6 pointsr/Cardiology

I’m not sure if you’ve come across this text yet but Rapid Review of EKGs was crucial when I was a medical student. You can read it in one sitting and feel so comfortable reading EKGs.

u/shatana · 6 pointsr/nursing

I'm not all the way through it but Rapid Interpretation of EKGs is AMAZING

u/Rye22 · 5 pointsr/ems

Best book on the market in my opinion is Rapid Interpretation of EKGs. Its been in print for decades, and its definitely held up over time as the best EKG books out there. It covers everything you need to know to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of EKGs, and it does so in a way thats easy to understand.

The author is a convicted felon and child pornographer. But don't worry too much about that, its still a great book.

u/MollyGr · 4 pointsr/medicalschool

If you really have to study, learn how to interpret EKGs. http://www.amazon.com/Rapid-Interpretation-EKGs-Sixth-Dubin/dp/0912912065

u/upaboveit · 3 pointsr/ems


12 years after academy and I still read mine from time to time.

Also, have confidence. =)

u/summerbailey · 3 pointsr/medicalschool

The Dubin book is the best! My copy is orange and it'll tell you everything you need to know about EKGs for tests :)


u/NeuroMedSkeptic · 3 pointsr/medicalschool

Edit: hopefully I can answer some very basically:
Overall, remember you aren't measuring the conducting fibers with EKG, you are measuring the electrical activity of the myocytes. I think this may be a major sticking point for you - causing some confusion.

  1. IV septum is depolarized from Left to Right as the RBB does not have terminal fibers (in the septum) - this leads to a sometimes present Q wave. You can't look at it as thinking of direction of conducting fibers, you have to think of how the muscle conductance changes. Assume the outer ventricle is a single muscle mass and depolarizes simultaneously. This will cause a concentric depol/repol not so much frontal.

  2. not so sure about the why of opposite depol/repol something to do with the electrolyte balance and channels...

    There is good discussion (I had a lot of same issues you are having), but as an aside I REALLY recommend you take a look Dubin's Rapid Interpretation (I may have a pdf if you don't have access). My EKG lectures made no sense but I read through the relevant chapter there and felt like I everything made so much more intuitive sense.

u/TxMedic436 · 3 pointsr/ems

I recommend Rapid Interpretation of EKG's 6th Edition by Dale Dublin, MD. I bought in when I was in paramedic school and still use it today.

u/barunrm · 3 pointsr/ems

Rapid interpretation of EKG's by Dr. Dale Dubin is excellent. Easy read and a great quick reference. Essentially a dummie's guide to EKG. I took a semester long class in EKG in college and am going through it again in paramedic school. This book is what made it click for me.


u/Hutchisonac · 3 pointsr/physicaltherapy

I recently underwent a similar change, having worked in outpatient orthopedics for 6-ish years (+lots of $$ spent on con-ed including manual therapy certification) and abruptly switching to acute care. My decision was spurred by increasingly high patient volumes (which seems to be a trend in Vegas OP) and an inability to provide what I would consider 1-on-1 patient care in a manner that fit my values. I've been in acute care for about 8 months now and haven't looked back. As a result of this, I do feel like a new graduate at times, but I've been excited to dig into new information and material, while enjoying the pace and exposure to a variety of conditions acute care offers.

Some things I've found useful thus far:

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Most of my fellow co-workers are younger than me, but have more experience in this area. Check your ego at the door.

I've found getting to know the nurses in each unit to be invaluable. Find them prior to seeing your patient, get any further information they may have regarding your patient (outside of your chart review) and discuss with them any pertinent findings of your evaluation.

Chart review! I want to know as much as I can regarding my patient's prior to seeing them. I mostly do evaluations and want to garner as much of a clinical picture as I can including lab values, vital trends, imaging findings / reports, physician notes, nursing notes, surgical reports, pending tests / labs, medications, etc. You can gain a lot of information from the electronic chart.

Vital signs on everyone. This is easier in the ICU where everyone is monitored, but on your ortho and med/surg floors I don't think I can under state this. I've run into countless asymptomatic people who upon assessment have systolic BP > 200, or more recently having a patient who's blood pressure dropped from 85 systolic to 50 systolic following 1 sit<>stand.

Collaboration with your fellow speech, occupational and respiratory therapists. I can be myopic at times, so getting input from findings from your other therapists can be helpful.

Having a good line of communication with your case managers. You are an advocate for your patients and need to have an open line of communication to discuss or challenge d/c recommendations.

Lines. Double check for any lines, tubes or catheters even if nothing stands out. Our electronic chart will tell me what lines are present upon chart review, but it doesn't hurt to double or triple check prior to mobilizing a patient.

Some resources I've found helpful as a new acute PT:

www.medbridgeeducation.com ($200/yr with discount code, a number of courses focused on acute care)

It's been a learning process with the transition, but I've been thoroughly enjoying it. Plus, I get the added benefit of seeing anatomy on a deeper level when it comes to wound care. Not to mention, the added benefit when you get your patients who are mechanically ventilated up and moving, while seeing their appreciation that they have for your services / help. Enjoy!

u/hans_super_hans · 3 pointsr/StudentNurse

This book is the gold standard : Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/0912912065/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_TMO6xbXE9W8MB

For simple rhythms just search YouTube. There are a lot of videos that go through the basics.

u/P51Mike1980 · 2 pointsr/nursing

I have quite a few suggestions.

Specifically for nurses:

  1. Schaum's Outline of Emergency Nursing: 242 Review Questions - Not my favorite one, but it serves as an ok reference.

  2. Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy - Love this one.

  3. Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: Critical Care & Emergency Nursing - I like this one because it touches ICU as well as ER nursing.

    The following books are more for med students and MD's but I believe as nurses we need to understand rationales behind what MD's do, so these are good references:

  4. Case Files Emergency Medicine - Goes over a number of cases involving common complaints seen in the ER, assessment findings, treatments, etc for those cases. By far my favorite book in my ER Library.

  5. Emergency Medicine Secrets - doesn't have case studies like the book above, but goes more in detail about common and uncommon complaints seen in the ER.

    Miscellaneous books:

  6. Rapid Interpretation of EKG's - as an ER nurse you'll need to constantly interpret the EKG of patients that are on the cardiac monitor to bring any changes to the attention of the MD. It really helps if you can identify those rhythms and this book is really easy to understand.

    Also consider subscribing to some journals. I'm subscribed to a few of them.

  7. The Journal of Emergency Nursing

  8. Nursing2016 Critical Care

  9. Nursing2016

    I'm an ER medicine nerd, so I love reading this stuff but by no means do you need to have all these books. I just enjoy learning as much as I can about EM.
u/Andy5416 · 2 pointsr/ems

Rapid EKG Interpretation. Easy read and it will help you so much. It's got pictures in every page so it's perfect for us slow people.
Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, Sixth Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/0912912065/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_IO7LwbFARMW0Z

u/putarushondabus · 2 pointsr/ems

I've got two sites...

The best site to tell you what criteria you need for each rhythm is probably ECGpedia.

The next site I would recommend is really just a compilation of all the best ECG websites on the internet...Life in the Fast Lane ECG references

Also, some may disagree, but I think Rapid Interpretation of ECGs by Dale Dubin is the perfect book to start with.

u/davedavedavedavedave · 2 pointsr/nursing

Get yourself this book, too. It's helped me a great deal but I still get MDs to interpret EKGs for me.

u/MedicUp · 2 pointsr/ems

I think Learn Rhythm adult is a good way to get started, but certainly pick up an introduction to EKG type book. People love Dale Dubin's EKG book (albeit he has a pretty sketchy background...) so you'll find a lot of people referring it.

If I recall though the Learn: Rhythm Adult course only covers 3-lead EKGs, and for a tech position you do want to learn a bit about 12 leads. The Physio Control 12 Lead made Easy program was fairly decent if I remember correctly.

u/SkpticlTsticl · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

This is the classic introduction to EKG interpretation:


u/RNthrowaway12345 · 2 pointsr/nursing

Rapid Interpretation of EKG's: Dr. Dubin's Classic, Simplified Methodology for Understanding EKG's https://www.amazon.ca/dp/0912912065/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ncd6Cb75KA2DE

u/PolishMedic · 2 pointsr/NewToEMS

A "BART" (Basic Arrhythmia Recognition Training) course is not common in EMS fields(at least in my area). I've seen a couple in-hospital so "transfer staff" can move patients between floors without escorts.

In EMS its kinda 'black and white' either you 'need to know' or 'don't need to know' ECG rhythms.

As for the class, it's an entry level class so they shouldn't require any prep but check out "life in the fast lane" link below if you want to explore more.


If you wanna go real deep, check out the Dale Dubin book.


If I may ask, whats your reason for taking this class?

u/YodaGreen · 1 pointr/nursing

3rd Degree's are like my favorite. I'm a complete nerd. Some people collect silver spoons, shot glasses, stuffed animals: me, I collect rhythm strips and empty IV med vials.

So 3rd degree heart blocks are pretty interesting. You have irregular ones which are usually completely unstable: you stopped looking at the monitor because their BP and SpO2 are wack, it's time for ACLS.

But when you get used to stable 3rd degrees you start to notice something interesting. You start noticing a lot of regular intervals. You start seeing a lot of 2 regular rhythms put together to form something irregular.

So disclaimer here: you see a 3rd degree put on the pacer pads until a cardiologist tells you otherwise.

But if you notice that the QRS complexes have a regular interval and then the P waves have regular intervals. Well that's kind of neat. Because you start seeing those p waves and qrs complexes where you expect them. And you have no problem differentiating a P and a T.

T waves are cool and all. I mean they indicate something. But most of the time they just follow the qrs and a p pops in there where ever it feels like, it's almost musical really. Not a super big deal in 3rd degree. You see an R wave fall on a T; well that's different.

But enough about how cool or interesting it is. What's really going on here? Well a pace maker cell in a heart will fire unless it's inhibited. So lets say you have a higher pacer firing at it's faster programed speed up there in the atria but there is a block between that pacer and a lower one down below the bundle. The lower one doesn't get inhibited by the higher atrial pacer cell and vice versa. So basically you have 2 cells firing at two different speeds but at regular intervals independent of one another. They just don't know the other exists.

You know what? I'm not the guy you should be asking: BOOM you're now an expert.

As an edit I'd just like to mention something I've come across in the past few years. Sometimes you get these 3rd degrees that are almost stable but have periods of instability or long pauses. You're like wtf man you're supposed to be stable, the cardiologist is not coming in until, at the earliest, 6am, more like 8am. Stop making my transcutaneous pacer fire! I mean, does that feel good?!

So 3rd degree's are the product of some disease process right? What am I noticing with you? CAD and OSA maybe? You're having some long pauses with a drop in BP with a period of apnea? What can we do about this until you get your pacer surgery in the AM?

u/singlemaltwhisky · 1 pointr/houston

3 lead or 12 lead?

If only 3 lead buy Rapid Interpretation of EKG's.

You be able to read a 3 lead within a day.

u/coffeewhore17 · 1 pointr/ems

This book is pretty helpful, and I like it in particular because it basically does a "physiology pertaining to EKG's for dummies".

And yes, I know that Dubin turned out to be a sex offender and a creep, but the book is still good.

u/thisbenguy · 1 pointr/ems

18 months ago I completed a B to P class through Good Fellowship in West Chester. Between class and clinicals it required most of your time, but worth it in the end. PM me if you want to know more. Read through Dubin's Rapid Interpretation Book it helped immensely.

u/charlesca · 1 pointr/Cardiology

Read this before/during shadowing (you can find a PDF if you look hard enough). http://www.amazon.com/Rapid-Interpretation-EKGs-Sixth-Edition/dp/0912912065. None of it may make any sense but at least you may get some sort of idea of what is going on while shadowing a doc.

Go hang out in /r/premed. Avoid SDN forums.

High school grades/scores do not matter for medical school. Shadowing/volunteer work in high school does not count for medical school applications. Major in something you enjoy in college. Don't be a typical pre-med bio major. Be open minded and don't set your heart on cardiology (hah) as it will likely change when you do 3rd and 4th year medical school rotations.

u/WC_Dirk_Gently · 1 pointr/ems

Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets is the "national registry" text book. And it's fairly decent. If you read it cover to cover and have half a brain you should pass national registry no problem.

Study whatever your state has published for drug protocols and treatment guidelines.

While I'm sure you saw a lot of EKG's at the hospital you worked at you still need to read Dubin's Rapid Interpretation and should probably get a practice book like Jane Huff's ECG Workout If you actually faithfully do Jane Huffs book cover to cover there is virtually no way you will fail statics or dynamics. And if you faithfully read Dubin's, including all the silly things he makes you do, you'll come out having a good knowledge of EKGs.

u/singlelite78 · 1 pointr/nursing

I really liked this book. I found the reading to be much more easier and enjoyable than a textbook...

Also I'll give a second vote to the Skillstat website posted by /u/JemLover

u/soggypancake672 · 1 pointr/paramedicstudents

I used Thomas Garcia's 12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation. It goes above and beyond what you are required to know into stuff that is useful to know. It also breaks it down and gives tons of real world examples. This is how I learned EKGs. It might be better to start with something simpler, like Dale Dubin's Rapid Interpretation of EKG's, but I would make sure you know more than the simplistic version presented there.

u/ktm516 · 0 pointsr/ems

My only advice would be to work the road as a basic to see what it's like. I worked the road for a little while (wish I woulda waited longer) but when you start learning everything in medic school everything seems to come together from what you saw on the read and what you read in class. But definitely


Not sure how to link it differently on mobile but this is a great book. You spend a lot of time on cardiology.