ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-12-09
  • Publisher: LWW

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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.
·         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

Part I ECG fundamentals
1          Cardiac anatomy and physiology
Opal V. Wilson, MA, BSN, RN, PCMH CCE
2          Obtaining a rhythm strip
Jessica Shank Coviello, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
3          Interpreting a rhythm strip
Carolynn Spera Bruno, PhD, APRN, MSN, CNS, FNP-C
Part II Recognizing arrhythmias
4          Sinus node arrhythmias
Leigh Ann Trujillo, RN, MSN
5          Atrial arrhythmias
Nancy Bekken, RN, MS, CCRN
6          Junctional arrhythmias
Karen Knight-Frank, RN, MS, CS, CCRN, CCNS
7          Ventricular arrhythmias
Maurice H. Espinoza, RN, MSN, CNS, CCRN
8          Atrioventricular blocks
Leigh Ann Trujillo, RN, MSN
Part III Treating arrhythmias
9          Nonpharmacologic treatments
Karen Crisfulla, RN, MSN, CCNS, CCRN
10        Pharmacologic treatments
Mary L. Johnston, APRN
Part IV The 12-lead ECG
11        Obtaining a 12-lead ECG
Marcella Ann Mikalaitis, RN, MSN, CCRN
12        Interpreting a 12-lead ECG
Carolynn Spera Bruno, PhD, APRN, MSN, CNS, FNP-C
Appendices and index
Practice makes perfect
Kathleen Hill                                                                                                                                      
ACLS algorithms                                                                                                                               
Brushing up on interpretation skills
Kathleen M. Hill, MSN, RN, CCNS
Look-alike ECG challenge                                                                                                                 
Quick guide to arrhythmias                                                                                                               
Kathleen M. Hill, MSN, RN, CCNS

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