ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy Pocket Guide
ISBN: 1496352165
EAN13: 9781496352163
Language: English
Publication Date: December 20, 2016
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.70" H x 7.10" L x 4.20" W
Weight: 0.50 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
New at ECG interpretation? No need to go it alone--keep the basic skills and concepts at your fingertips, with ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy (R) Pocket Guide . Use this enjoyable reference for at-a-glance reviews of how to use and monitor ECG equipment, obtain and interpret rhythm strips, and accurately spot and treat arrhythmias. Full of helpful charts, illustrations, and easy-to-relate-to definitions, this is the perfect on-the-spot guide for students, new nurses, and all those looking for expert guidance on the job. Increase on-the-job or classroom confidence with this must-have pocket guide, featuring: NEW and updated content in quick-read, bulleted format, with easy-to-remember guidance on topics including: o Identifying and interpreting atrial, junctional, ventricular, sinus node, and atrioventricular arrhythmias o ECG effects of electrolyte imbalances o ECG effects of antiarrhythmics o Basic and advanced electrocardiography, including equipment uses and components o Waveform types and components Dozens of photos, drawings, and diagrams clearly outline key concepts, including: 8-step method of ECG evaluation Identifying and monitoring disorders, rhythm disturbances, and electrolyte imbalances Placement of different types of leads Identifying and solving monitor problems Interventions - Administering nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for arrhythmias, including pacemakers, ICDs, and antiarrhythmics Special features: Memory jogger - Memory tricks that help you remember key concepts and treatments Through the ages - Identifies differences in ECG interpretation and pacemaker needs, according to the patient's age Help desk - Explanations of monitoring equipment components and functions What causes it - Causes of different disorders, imbalances, and arrhythmias What to look for - Tips on identifying and interpreting arrhythmia How it's treated - Steps to take for a variety of treatment Nurse Joy and Nurse Jake - Expert insights on ECG methods and problem-solving End-of-book guides and tests: The Test Zone - Practice Q&A Quick guide to arrhythmias ACLS algorithms: The Pulseless Arrest, Tachycardia, and Bradycardia Guide to antiarrhythmic drugs Guide to choosing monitoring leads About the Clinical Editor Jessica Shank Coviello, DNP, APM, ANP-BC, is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Yale Univers