ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide provides time-starved nurses with the essentials of electrocardiography in a streamlined, bulleted, and highly visual format. The book fits into a pocket for quick reference anytime and anywhere and uses charts, illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses spot key points at a glance. Topics include ECG basics, such as obtaining and interpreting rhythm strips; arrhythmia interpretation; pacemakers and ICDs; and 12-lead ECGs. For each arrhythmia, causes, signs and symptoms, and pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment are presented. Test Zone questions and answers evaluate the reader's mastery of the subject.
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
ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy! Pocket Guide, Second Edition provides time-starved nurses with the essentials of electrocardiography in a streamlined, bulleted, and highly visual format. The book fits into a pocket for quick reference anytime and anywhere and uses charts, illustrations, logos, and other Incredibly Easy! features to help nurses spot key points at a glance. Topics include ECG basics, such as obtaining and interpreting rhythm strips; arrhythmia interpretation; pacemakers and ICDs; and 12-lead ECGs. This revised and updated Second Edition provides expanded coverage of the 8-step interpretation method, including new illustrations. A new appendix presents ACLS algorithms.
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A practical, easy-to-use resource for nurse practitioners who must identify diagnoses quickly and accurately and then act accordingly. More than 200 common presenting signs and symptoms. Logos identify special findings for pediatric, mature adult, and women's health. Featuring a unique flowchart format that presents each health problem on a single spread, the typical entry covers patient presentation and chief complaint, history and physical examinations, and differential diagnosis possibilities that lead to a working diagnosis. The book also contains several appendices on crisis laboratory values, major arrhythmias, and more.