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4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!
"This book provides novice to expert nurses easily accessible information on rhythms and dysrhythmias....This is a great book for students and novice nurses learning rhythms. Its size lends itself to being used daily on the clinical unit."--Doody's Review Service
A true pocket guide for working nurses, Nurse to Nurse: ECG Interpretation offers peer-to-peer guidance to help you learn and remember the different ECG rhythms most often encountered in everyday clinical practice. Using numerous tables and innovative features such as Tricks of the Trade, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and Clinical Alerts, Peggy Jenkins carefully explains how to interpret:Sinus rhythms Atrial rhythms Junctional rhythms Atrioventricular heart blocks Myocardial infarction Changes found in patients with pacemakers
For each type of rhythm, you'll find description, causes, assessments, interpretations, criteria, and care measures along with heart diagrams that correspond to the ECGs.
Coverage of both basic and advanced concepts incorporates the latest research developments and provides material that is pertinent to both beginning and experienced prehospital care providers.
- Chapters 1-15 cover ECG basics, 3-lead interpretation and treatment of dysrhythmias, pacemaker rhythms and more.
- Chapters 16-19 cover acute coronary syndromes, thrombus formation, and advanced treatment options.
Companion CD offers even more practice with 200 practice rhythm self-assessment exercises and answers in PowerPoint format.
Drug Caution boxes provide valuable tips and reminders on drug use and administration.
Patient care algorithms show you step-by-step management and treatment.
Chapter summaries reinforce major concepts and tie information together.
Chapter review questions test your understanding of key topics.
Heart rate calculator ruler is included free in every text.
Advanced level treatment material, such as complete thrombus formation, treatment and management offers critical information for both the hospital setting and the EMS setting.
Self-assessment answer keys allow you to check your own work for self-evaluation.
Chapter outline offers a quick overview of each chapter’s content.
Learning Objective boxes allow you to check off mastered information.
Key terms help you learn essential vocabulary and reinforce basic concepts.
Illustrations aid comprehension of difficult concepts.
Notes sections provide a place to write down your lecture notes and keep information in one place for review.
This book exclusively addresses ECGs for prehospital emergencies, ranging from basic rhythm diagnosis to critical care applications of the electrocardiogram and advanced 12-lead ECG interpretation in the ACS patient. It provides self testing traces covering all these conditions seen in prehospital and hospital- based environments. It includes 200 randomly presented cases mirroring real life situations, with the answers set out separately together with additional invaluable information.
Written by highly experienced emergency physicians with EMS qualifications and experience, this text is an ideal learning tool for trainees and fully qualified staff alike, including ground EMS advanced life support providers, aeromedical staff, and inter-facility critical care transport personnel.