Scholar: Nancy Nurse
Lesson Topic: EKG Tracing
By the end of the lesson: Given a given a list of cardiology terms, their definitions, a lecture, a pictorial handout, an EKG strip, class activity, and practice students will be able to:
How will students be evaluated and what methods will be used to measure competency?
Students will be given an EKG tracing to label the polarity, charge, letter, heart activity, and anatomical structure for each part of the EKG in detail from memory.
Materials Needed: (Video,
worksheets, overhead, computer, quiz,
Overhead projector, transparency of the electrical pathway of the heart, transparency of a blank EKG tracing, room with floor space, a chair for each student, and a six inch Lead II EKG strip (Run 50, Sensitivity 2) for each student.
Arrange the chairs to imitate the electrical pathway of the heart.
Anticipatory Set or Mental
Readiness: (Describe the introduction to the lesson you will
use to get the students involved in the
Ask who can describe how "The Wave" is done at a ball game or concert then explain the class will learn how to read an EKG by practicing "The Cardiac Wave."
(Include type of lesson and major concepts to be
Instructional Strategies for English Learners:
A pictorial handout will spell the term in English and phonetically followed by the definition and a picture of the definition. During the activity labeling the EKG strip, English learners will be paired with native English speakers for guided practice. During assessment check spelling and provide additional time to practice spelling. During closure pay special attention to English learners pronunciation. Set aside private time to repeat accurate pronunciation and allow English learners to practice repeating correct pronunciation.
Check for Understanding
and/or Guided Practice and Independent
Give each student a six inch Lead II EKG strip (Run 50, Sensitivity 2) to practice labeling the polarity, charge, letter, heart activity, and anatomical structure for each part of the EKG in detail until he or she can do so from memory (provide additional practice strips as needed).
Closure: ("Are there any
questions?" is NOT an adequate closure)
Use open ended questions to review the polarity, charge, letter, heart activity, and anatomical structure for each part of an EKG tracing.
Assessment Tool: (Written test, skill
performance, scenario, portfolio, discussion, etc.)
Label the EKG tracing provided below with the polarity, charge, letter, heart activity, and anatomical structure for each part of the EKG in detail from memory.