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Where can I practice reading 12 Leads?

A reader asked, “Where can I practice reading 12 lead EKGs?”

These are some resources I have used to learn more about and practice 12 lead EKG interpretation:

Also check out the 12 lead books in the Everyday EMS Tips bookstore

1. EKG Club

2. EMS 12 Lead Blog

3. ECG Course Weekly Practice 12 Lead

4. 12 Leads Made Easy online course from Physio-control University

5. Rapid Cardiac Analysis Tool – 12 for STEMI from EKG Concepts

6. The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes by Tim Phalen (Amazon Affiliate Link)

7. ECG Online Medical Courses from Dr. Stanley

8. 12 Lead ECG Books and Guides

9. Reminder on the importance of 12 lead electrode placement

10. Code STEMI Web TV series

11. Captain Tom Bouthillet’s EMS 12 Lead column on

12. Process for ECG strip interpretation

13. ECG Pedia – an online tutorial and textbook

14. Ken Grauer, MD ECG Interpretation blog

15. Teaching ECG Interpretation in 3 Phases from

16. Search the Everyday EMS Tips book store for ECG Interpretation textbooks and workbooks.

17. Ultimate EKG Training guide from EMS SEO

18. Rob Theriault, the Paramedic Tutor and co-host of the EMSEduCast podcast, has 121 YouTube videos on 12 Lead ECG interpretation.

19. Dr. Stanley’s ECG Course (reader recommendation)

20. Weekly EKG Video Podcast from Dr. Amal Mattu

21. KG-EKG press books and study guides

22. ECG Interpretation and analysis from E Advanced Healthcare

23. Google+ ECG Community

24. ECG Interpretation for Emergency Physicians

25. ECG Wave-Maven

26. ECG Learning Center

27. Dr. Ken Grauer has written A 1st Book on ECGs-2014.

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List updated on April 25, 2014

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By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.