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Deliver safe, accurate care during electrocardiographic monitoring, with the newly updatedECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy! Sixth edition. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated text explains the basics of cardiac physiology, then leads you through recognizing and treating arrhythmias, with step-by-step guidance on current medications, devices, and monitoring equipment. Take advantage of this real-world, expert nursing advice to reinforce your class materials, prepare for the NCLEX or certification exam, and strengthen your ECG interpretation skills.
Features: · Coverage of topics including: o ECG fundamentals – cardiac anatomy and physiology; obtaining and interpreting a rhythm strip o Identifying and interpreting arrhythmias – atrial, junctional, ventricular, atrioventricular, and more · Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and diagrams explain key concepts and provide clear direction on vital procedures, including: o The 8-Step Method for interpreting a rhythm strip o Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for arrhythmias, including pacemakers, ICDs, and antiarrhythmics o Obtaining and interpreting a 12-lead ECG o Troubleshooting equipment problems · Helpful practice questions and quick guides include: o End-of-book multiple choice Q&A o Sample rhythm strips to help you practice your interpretation skills o A Quick Guide to arrhythmias · Special features: o Ages and stages – Identifies differences in ECGs and pacemaker needs, according to the patient’s age o Now I get it – Clear-cut directions for performing complex procedures, such as using an automated external defibrillator o Don’t skip this strip – Identifies the arrhythmias that have the most serious consequences o Mixed signals – Insights on solving common problems in ECG monitoring and interpretation o I can’t waste time – Key points you need to know for conditions that require quick identification and treatment o Quick quiz – Questions with answers/explanations at end of every chapter, to help you remember vital points
Table of Contents
Contents Part I ECG fundamentals 1 Cardiac anatomy and physiology Opal V. Wilson, MA, BSN, RN, PCMH CCE