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Short quiz to assess the basic knowledge of students participating in a Basic ECG interpretation course prior to the begining of the course work.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      V6

    • B. 

      V2

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      AVF

  • 2. 
    A 12-lead ECG may take several hours to perform.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A Normal Sinus Rhythm (NSR) represents: (choose the best answer)
    • A. 

      Oxygenation impulses between the lungs and heart

    • B. 

      Degree of strength of the contraction of heart muscle tissue

    • C. 

      Electrical activity of the heart

    • D. 

      Complete inactivity of the nares

  • 4. 
    Which of the following wave sets and complexes represents sinus rhythm?
    • A. 

      P wave followed by T wave then QRS complex

    • B. 

      P wave followd by QRS complex then T wave

    • C. 

      QRS complex followed by P wave then T wave

    • D. 

      T wave followed by QRS complex the ventricular repolarization

  • 5. 
    Variations in electrical impulses of the heart are collectively called:
    • A. 

      Interval dysfunctions

    • B. 

      Irregular spikes

    • C. 

      Rate pattern impulses(rpi's)

    • D. 

      Dysrhythmias

  • 6. 
    Mr. Smith's heart rate is 120 beats per minute (BPM).  You would be correct in describing this rate as a:
    • A. 

      Bradycardia

    • B. 

      Normal rate

    • C. 

      Tachycardia

    • D. 

      Heart block

  • 7. 
    The part of the rhythm that indicates the time it takes for the sinoatrial node to fire and the atria to depolarize is known as the:
    • A. 

      P wave

    • B. 

      R wave

    • C. 

      S wave

    • D. 

      T wave

  • 8. 
    A student nurse is studying a rhythm strip.  You know there is understanding when the student states:
    • A. 

      "There should be an isoelectric line of the PR Interval."

    • B. 

      "P waves should be upright in Lead II."

    • C. 

      "Q waves are always present in a QRS complex."

    • D. 

      "T waves are notched at their peak."

  • 9. 
    Documantation on a rhythm strip should include all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Date and time

    • B. 

      Full name and room number of the patient

    • C. 

      Signature of the reviewing physician

    • D. 

      Rhythm analysis

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Right atrium

    • B. 

      Right ventricle

    • C. 

      Mitral valve

    • D. 

      Left ventricle