Request a Call

RN Dysrhythmia Exams

Rhythm Interpretation Competency Exams for Nurses

EKG Testing

When assessing competencies frequently required by nurses working in high acuity care settings, areas such as EKG/ECG interpretation are vital to ensuring safe patient care. Prophecy’s ECG testing offers three unique options for telemetry testing:

  • Dysrhythmia (BASIC)
  • Dysrhytmia (ADVANCED)
  • Dysrhythmia + Measurements (ADVANCED)
nvha_new_colors_grey_version-01.png

Dysrhythmia (Basic)

Recommended for non-critical care areas, such as Med/Surg, Telemetry, Observation, etc., to assess the nurse’s ability to correctly interpret the cardiac rhythm as presented on an ECG tracing. The categories included in this assessment are atrial, ventricular, paced, and sinus, a few junctional and heart blocks are also included. There are NO measurement competencies (heart rate, PR intervals, QRS duration) included in this assessment.


Dysrhythmia (Advanced)

Recommended for critical care areas, such as ER, ICU, PACU, Cardiac Step-Down, etc., to assess the nurse’s ability to correctly interpret the cardiac rhythm as presented on an ECG tracing. The categories included in this assessment are atrial, ventricular, junctional, paced, sinus, and heart blocks. There are NO measurement competencies (heart rate, PR intervals, QRS duration) included in this assessment.

Dysrhythmia (Advanced + Measurements)

Also recommended for critical care areas – assesses the caregiver’s complete knowledge in ability to perform accurate measurements on an ECG tracing, including heart rate interpretation, PR intervals, QRS duration, and overall rhythm interpretation. The categories included in rhythm interpretation are atrial, ventricular, junctional, paced, sinus, and heart blocks.

The Dysrhythmia assessments were developed using Prophecy’s rigorous validation process, parallel forms for each type of Dysrhythmia assessments have been created, offering clients an “A” version and a “B” version. Parallel forms, although alike in content breadth and difficulty level, house unique questions from one another. This aids Prophecy clients in the ability to offer pre-training / post-training testing with unique question sets and further facilitate and customize remediation/education initiatives.

Ready to learn more?

Interested in another specialty?

View the full exam list.

Want more information on this assessment?

Contact Us