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 antiarrhythmicsSpecial 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-solvingEnd-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 Universshow more