ECG Interpretation - An Incredibly Easy Pocket Guide

Author(s): Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Staff

Medical & Nursing

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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


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General Fields

  • : 9781496352163
  • : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • : 0.254
  • : December 2016
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  • : Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Staff
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 304