In this podcast episode, Nurse Mo talks you through first, second and third-degree heart blocks so you can recognize them quickly in the clinical setting or on your exams.

Together, we’ll cover: 
-key ECG elements of each heart block
-the many names for the second-degree blocks (why are there so many???)
-causes of heart blocks
-nursing assessments and interventions
-an easy way to keep it all straight

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Continuing Education Consortium. (2008). Basic cardiac monitoring course. Continuing Education Consortium.

Garcia, T., & Miller, G. (2004). Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation. Jones and Bartlett.


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