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So, p-waves indicate the electrical stimulation of the atria to pump blood into the ventricles. When they're inverted, it means that the rhythm is junctional or ectopic.

I will be back when I figure out what ectopic and junctional mean.

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I think I have this figured out.

A junctional rhythm can occur when the sinoatrial node's conduction path (?) is blocked, and so the heart receives its impulse to beat from the atrioventricular node. If the heart rate is over 60 bpm, it is an accelerated junctional rhythm, that "commonly supersedes a clinically bradycardic sinus node."

An ectopic rhythm is an irregular heart rhythm due to a premature heart beat.

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I think I have this figured out.

A junctional rhythm can occur when the sinoatrial node's conduction path (?) is blocked, and so the heart receives its impulse to beat from the atrioventricular node. If the heart rate is over 60 bpm, it is an accelerated junctional rhythm, that "commonly supersedes a clinically bradycardic sinus node."

An ectopic rhythm is an irregular heart rhythm due to a premature heart beat.

Keep up the good work Cad,

All, Caduceus is making us proud, she came in here an unknown wanting to get training in EMS and look at her. She's really learning. Wouldn't it be great if all our students and new medics/emt's were as into learning as she is.

Keep up the good work

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Thank you guys! I will! Maybe I'll try my hand at a few scenarios, see what I can learn from that?

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That's what I'm here for! :D To learn that is ;)

But really I would like to thank everyone for their patience. I know at times I can probably be a frustrating sixteen y/o who is pretty ignorant about EMS. But I am here to learn and I am glad that you are all honest with me when I am wrong. I want to put my heart and soul (and brain) into this career, and you're always open with me and ready to help.

Thanks to everyone here who has helped me. I will repay you by becoming the best EMS provider I possibly can be. And then getting even better.

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