ISBN-10: 1496306902
ISBN-13: 9781496306906

ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy

Author(s): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 392
Edition: 6th
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Published: October 2015

Deliver safe, accurate care during electrocardiographic monitoring, with the newly updated ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy! Sixth edition. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated text explains the basics of cardiac physiology, then leads you through recognizing and treating arrhythmias, with step-by-step guidance on current medications, devices, and monitoring equipment. Take advantage of this real-world, expert nursing advice to reinforce your class materials, prepare for the NCLEX or certification exam, and strengthen your ECG interpretation skills.

  • ECG fundamentals – cardiac anatomy and physiology; obtaining and interpreting a rhythm strip
  • Identifying and interpreting arrhythmias – atrial, junctional, ventricular, atrioventricular, and more
  • Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and diagrams explain key concepts and provide clear direction on vital procedures, including:
    • The 8-Step Method for interpreting a rhythm strip
    • Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for arrhythmias, including pacemakers, ICDs, and antiarrhythmics
    • Obtaining and interpreting a 12-lead ECG
    • Troubleshooting equipment problems
  • Helpful practice questions and quick guides include:
    • End-of-book multiple choice Q&A
    • Sample rhythm strips to help you practice your interpretation skills
    • A Quick Guide to arrhythmias
  • Special features:
    • Ages and stages – Identifies differences in ECGs and pacemaker needs, according to the patient’s age
    • Now I get it – Clear-cut directions for performing complex procedures, such as using an automated external defibrillator
    • Don’t skip this strip – Identifies the arrhythmias that have the most serious consequences
    • Mixed signals – Insights on solving common problems in ECG monitoring and interpretation
    • I can’t waste time – Key points you need to know for conditions that require quick identification and treatment
    • Quick quiz – Questions with answers/explanations at end of every chapter, to help you remember vital points

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