ACLS Study Guide: Edition 4

Elsevier Health Sciences
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Reflecting the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines, ACLS Study Guide, 4th Edition offers a complete, full-color overview of advanced cardiovascular life support. An easy-to-read approach covers everything from airway management and rhythms and their management to electrical therapy, acute coronary syndromes, and acute stroke. In addition to the latest ACLS treatment algorithms, this edition includes new case studies, new photos and illustrations, a heart rate ruler, and a handy ACLS quick-reference card for use in the field. Written by Barbara Aehlert, ACLS Study Guide is the official textbook for the American Safety & Health Institute ACLS certification course.
  • A pretest and posttest -- each containing 50 questions with answers and rationales -- allow you to check your knowledge prior to and after your study.
  • Chapter objectives preview the main points in each chapter.
  • Stop and Review sections at the end of the chapters help you remember the most important information.
  • ACLS Pearls boxes offer key points and useful tips for clinical practice.
  • Keeping it Simple boxes provide essential information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ten case studies present real-life clinical situations, allowing you to make decisions based on information in the Preparatory section.
  • Consistent format of case studies includes Objective, Skills to Master, Rhythms to Master, Medications to Master, Related Text Chapters, Essential Actions, and Unacceptable Actions.
  • A heart rate ruler is included to help you interpret ECGs.
  • 4 x 6 pocket-size quick-reference card contains key ACLS algorithms for field use.
  • 100 new and updated photos and illustrations show key ACLS procedures and equipment.
  • Pharmacological interventions are integrated into the chapters for a more cohesive learning experience.
  • New streamlined approach reduces the number of pages and simplifies the information you need to know.
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About the author

Barbara J Aehlert, RN, BSPA, Southwest EMS Education Inc., Phoenix, AZ and Pursley, TX, USA

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Publisher
Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Jan 26, 2012
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Pages
424
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ISBN
9780323084512
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Allied Health Services / Emergency Medical Services
Medical / Cardiology
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Now it’s easier than ever to understand and interpret basic dysrhythmias! Barbara J. Aehlert’s ECGs Made Easy, 5th Edition uses a clear, conversational approach and plenty of practice exercises to help you learn ECG recognition. Add the practice rhythm strips in the book with those on the Evolve companion website, and you have more than 500 practice strips for ECG interpretation. Each ECG rhythm includes a sample rhythm strip and a discussion of possible patient symptoms and general treatment guidelines. Also included are ECG Pearls with insights based on real-world experience, Drug Pearls highlighting medications used to treat dysrhythmias, and a handy plastic heart rate calculator ruler for fast interpretation of rhythms.Clear ECG discussions highlight what you need to know about ECG mechanisms, rhythms, and heart blocks, such as: How Do I Recognize It? What Causes It? What Do I Do About It?ECG Pearl boxes offer useful hints for interpreting ECGs, such as the importance of the escape pacemaker.Drug Pearl boxes highlight various medications used to treat dysrhythmias.Introduction to the 12-Lead ECG chapter provides all the basics for this advanced skill, including determining electrical axis, ECG changes associated with myocardial ischemia and infarction, bundle branch block, and other conditions.A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book measures your understanding.A heart rate calculator ruler is included with each textbook, so you can measure heart rates while practicing ECG recognition. Chapter objectives and key terms focus your attention on the most important information. Updated content includes 25 new photos and drawings, for a total of almost 500 illustrations — all in full color.NEW! 10 practice rhythm strips and 65 replacement rhythms are added to the Stop and Review chapter quizzes for a total of 215 practice strips in the book. NEW Animation boxes indicate when you can view animations of key material on the Evolve companion website. NEW! 20 replacement rhythm strips are added to the Evolve site for a total of 100 practice strips online — together with the book, there are now 315 workable practice strips available.
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