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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 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