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ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy / Edition 6

ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy / Edition 6

by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496306906
Publisher: LWW
Publication date: 12/09/2015
Series: Incredibly Easy! Series Series
Edition description: Sixth
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 49,476
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I ECG fundamentals
1 Cardiac anatomy and physiology
Opal V. Wilson, MA, BSN, RN, PCMH CCE

2 Obtaining a rhythm strip
Jessica Shank Coviello, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC

3 Interpreting a rhythm strip
Carolynn Spera Bruno, PhD, APRN, MSN, CNS, FNP-C

Part II Recognizing arrhythmias
4 Sinus node arrhythmias
Leigh Ann Trujillo, RN, MSN

5 Atrial arrhythmias
Nancy Bekken, RN, MS, CCRN

6 Junctional arrhythmias
Karen Knight-Frank, RN, MS, CS, CCRN, CCNS

7 Ventricular arrhythmias
Maurice H. Espinoza, RN, MSN, CNS, CCRN

8 Atrioventricular blocks
Leigh Ann Trujillo, RN, MSN

Part III Treating arrhythmias
9 Nonpharmacologic treatments
Karen Crisfulla, RN, MSN, CCNS, CCRN

10 Pharmacologic treatments
Mary L. Johnston, APRN

Part IV The 12-lead ECG
11 Obtaining a 12-lead ECG
Marcella Ann Mikalaitis, RN, MSN, CCRN

12 Interpreting a 12-lead ECG
Carolynn Spera Bruno, PhD, APRN, MSN, CNS, FNP-C

Appendices and index
Practice makes perfect
Kathleen Hill

ACLS algorithms

Brushing up on interpretation skills
Kathleen M. Hill, MSN, RN, CCNS

Look-alike ECG challenge

Quick guide to arrhythmias


Kathleen M. Hill, MSN, RN, CCNS

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