ECG Interpretation

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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!® 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.



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