Color Coding EKGs

12 Lead MI Visual Learning Aid

Accurately reading 12-Lead EKGs is an essential skill for nurses, medical school students, and critical care personnel. This skill has not always been adequately addressed in their prior education. Color Coding EKGs is a instructional book created to overcome this deficiency. This instructional package on 12-Lead EKGs and the identification of myocardial infarctions focuses on a method for reading the EKG using color codes.


  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Chest Pain
  • Nursing Interventions for Chest Pain
  • A Brief Review of EKGs

Reading a 12-Lead EKG

  • EKG changes reflecting ischemia, injury, and infarct
  • Cardiac Enzymes Accompanying Myocardial Infarctions
  • The Anatomy of a 12-Lead EKG
  • Analyzing 12-Lead EKGs Using Color Codes
  • Anterior Myocardial Infarction
  • Inferior Myocardial Infarction
  • Lateral Myocardial Infarction
  • Lateral Myocardial Infarction
  • Posterior Myocardial Infarction
  • Subendocardial Myocardial Infarction


Tim Carrick, R.N.