Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Learning how to read ECGs (or EKGs) using the iPhone or iPod touch


When I was a medical student, it was difficult to find a great pocket resource that could help medical students with some of the basics of reading an ECG. Now, the Apple iPhone or iPod touch has become a great resource for students and residents who wish to learn how to read an ECG. There are several great utilities such as Instant ECG by iAnesthesia and the ECG Guide by QxMD. You can find these in the App store on iTunes (they're currently some of the top paid medical apps). Plus, you can pull up ECG images from the Internet.

I'd love to go through medical school again and compare my personal experience with today's modern experience. Students have access to some great multimedia resources literally at their fingertips.

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