I have been in nursing for 33 years and have worked in a variety of settings including hospice, long term care, med-surg, supervision, cath lab, ER, special procedures and critical care. I enjoy working as a float nurse because it gives me a variety of clinical experiences. I am also a CPR, ACLS, and PALS instructor at our local hospital.
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Atrial fibrillation with some ventricular escape beats
Atrial fibrillation with a slow ventricular response and escape beats. The QRS complexes are wide in the underlying rhythm. Complexes 1 - 3 show the patient's underlying heart rhythm. Complexes 4 and 5 are ventricular escape beats that arrive later in the cardiac cycle.