EKG Question #3
The nurse will analyze the following electrocardiogram strip:
What is the rate of the electrocardiogram strip?
- 40-50 beats per minute
- 50-60 beats per minute
- 60-70 beats per minute
- 70-80 beats per minute
If counting the number of R segments in a 6 second strip, there are 6 (6 x 10) = 60
If counting the number of boxes between any two R intervals there are 22 small boxes(1500/22 = 68)
It is therefore reasonable to state there are 60-70 beats per minute.