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ACLS Review Made Incredibly Easy / Edition 3

ACLS Review Made Incredibly Easy / Edition 3

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Kate Stout
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ACLS Review Made Incredibly Easy! ® gives you the confidence you need to pass the ACLS certification exam as well as the knowledge and skills needed to perform advanced cardiac life support.

Packed with easy-to-remember definitions and step-by-step directions on the latest treatment algorithms, this enjoyable review text tackles required ACLS course and exam content. It is also the perfect on-the-spot clinical reference—for nurses, students, and all healthcare professionals.

Be expertly guided through the latest ACLS training and exam preparation with:
  • NEW and updated content in quick-read, bulleted format, based on current American Heart Association guidelines
  • NEW and updated cardiovascular pharmacology content
  • NEW and updated interventions
  • Explains ACLS course and exam components and requirements
  • Proven study strategies, end-of-chapter quick quizzes, and an end-of-book practice test
  • Explanations of complex concepts —easy-to-retain guidance on how to recognize and treat cardiac arrhythmias, including:
  • Classifications of interventions, including basic life support skills, adult cardiac arrest algorithm, and defibrillation
  • Step-by-step how-tos for current treatment algorithms
  • Managing specific rhythms—hypovolemia, hypoxia, acidosis, hypothermia, cardiac tamponade, tension pneumothorax, pulmonary coronary thrombosis, and more
  • Dozens of colorful diagrams and illustrations outline the core concepts and skills needed for ACLS certification, including:
  • CPR – when and how to use it
  • Devices and procedures skills – safe ventilation techniques, including endotracheal intubation and supraglottic devices, as well as defibrillators, pacemakers, and more
  • Early management – managing the first 30 minutes of cardiac emergencies
  • Emergency conditions – which cardiac rhythms may require ACLS treatment
  • IV and invasive techniques – such as peripheral and central IV line insertion
  • Pharmacology – knowing the action, indication, dosages, and precautions for the major drugs used during ACLS
  • Special features that include:
    • Just the facts – quick summary of each chapter’s content
    o “Nurse Joy” and “Nurse Jake” – expert insights on interventions and problem-solving
    • Quick quiz – multiple-choice questions after each chapter to help you retain knowledge
    o Now I get it! – real-life patient scenarios illustrating correct ACLS interventions
    o What to look for – tips on identifying and interpreting arrhythmias.

    About the Clinical Editor

    Kate Stout, RN, MSN, is a Critical Care Charge RN at Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781496354990
    Publisher: LWW
    Publication date: 03/04/2017
    Series: Incredibly Easy! Series Series
    Edition description: Third
    Pages: 396
    Sales rank: 188,686
    Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

    Table of Contents

    1 ACLS essentials Marguerite Ambrose 1

    2 ACLS in practice Louise Colwill 7

    3 Recognizing cardiac arrhythmias Marguerite Ambrose 19

    4 Airway management Margaret McAtee 64

    5 Electrical therapy Antoinette Pretto-Sparkle 104

    6 Cardiovascular pharmacology Kerry Rinato 128

    7 I.V. access and invasive techniques Deborah Murphy 199

    8 Treatment algorithms Louise Colwili 237

    9 Critical situations Kathleen M. Hill 274

    10 Megacode review Jared Kutzin 306

    Appendices Jared Kutzin 319

    Practice makes perfect 320

    BLS guidelines: obstructed airway management (adult) 332

    Guide to common antiarrhythmic drugs 333

    NIH stroke scale 335

    Managing electrolyte disturbances associated with cardiac arrest 337

    Glossary 339

    Index 343

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