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1
Evaluating ECG waveforms is not a necessary skill for medical assistants to possess.
A)True
B)False
2
A multiskilled health care employee may be required to determine if an ECG is normal or abnormal.
A)True
B)False
3
It is not necessary to follow your scope of practice when evaluating dysrhythmias.
A)True
B)False
4
All abnormal ECG tracings are either dysrhythmias or arrhythmias.
A)True
B)False
5
Lead III is the most important common monitoring lead.
A)True
B)False
6
Which of the following is the five-step process for ECG analysis?
A)Identify patient, place leads, run the strip, determine rate and rhythm
B)Rhythm, Rate, P wave configuration, PR interval, QRS duration/configuration
C)Identify yourself/patient, explain the procedure, place leads, run the strip
D)None of the above
7
Determining the rhythm involves evaluating which of the following patterns?
A)How the ventricles and atria relax
B)How the ventricles and atria contract
C)How the ventricles and atria relax and contract
D)Assessing the regularity or irregularity of occurring P waves
8
Which of the following instrument (s) are used to measure an ECG tracing?
A)12-lead ECG machine
B)Calculator
C)Calipers
D)None of the above
9
Which of the following is not a correct statement?
A)The method used to calculate the heart rate is based on whether the rhythm is regular or irregular
B)The heart rate must be determined for both the atria and ventricles
C)The atrial rate is determined by the R-R wave interval measurement
D)The ventrical rate is determined by the R-R wave measurement
10
Which of the following is a correct statement?
A)Each small box is equal to 0.04 seconds
B)Each small box is equal to 25mm/sec
C)Each small box is equal to 0.040 seconds
D)Each small box represents one heart beat







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