Understanding EKGs A Practical Approach

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/23/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Understanding EKGs: A Practical Approach, Fourth Edition, takes a 5-step approach to EKG interpretation. Offering a straightforward presentation of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, this edition includes expanded graphics as well as rhythm strip examples with answers based on the popular 5-step approach. Review questions and review strips at the end of each chapter reinforce learning. Plus, a chapter dedicated to the assessment and management of the patient with cardiovascular emergencies is included in this fourth edition. This text is perfect for courses in EMS, nursing, cardiovascular emergencies, and monitor tech training.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Anatomy of the Heart: Structure 
Chapter 2 Cardiovascular Physiology: Function 
Chapter 3 Basic Electrophysiology 
Chapter 4 The Electrical Conduction System 
Chapter 5 The Electrocardiogram 
Chapter 6Interpretation of an EKG Strip 
Chapter 7 Introducing the Sinus Rhythms 
Chapter 8 Introducing the Atrial Rhythms
Chapter 9Introducing the Junctional Rhythms 
Chapter 10 Introducing the Ventricular Rhythms 
Chapter 11 Introducing the Heart Block Rhythms 
Chapter 12 Introducing the Pacemaker Rhythms 
Chapter 13 Assessment and Treatment of the Patient with Cardiac Emergencies 
Chapter 14
More Review Questions
Chapter 15 
Review EKG Strips 

Appendix 1 Answers to Review Questions: Chapters 1—14 
Appendix 2Answers to Review Strips: Chapter 15 

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