ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy Pocket Guide

ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy Pocket Guide

Book Title: ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy Pocket Guide

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Format: Paperback | 304 pages

Publication Date: 01 Jan 2017

ISBN-13: 9781496352163

New at ECG interpretation? No need to go it alone-keep the basic skills and concepts at your fingertips, with ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy! (R) Pocket Guide .

Use this enjoyable reference for at-a-glance reviews of how to use and monitor ECG equipment, obtain and interpret rhythm strips, and accurately spot and treat arrhythmias. Full of helpful charts, illustrations, and easy-to-relate-to definitions, this is the perfect on-the-spot guide for students, new nurses, and all those looking for expert guidance on the job.

Increase on-the-job or classroom confidence with this must-have pocket guide, featuring:


NEW and updated content in quick-read, bulleted format, with easy-to-remember guidance on topics including: o Identifying and interpreting atrial, junctional, ventricular, sinus node, and atrioventricular arrhythmias o ECG effects of electrolyte imbalances o ECG effects of antiarrhythmics o Basic and advanced electrocardiography, including equipment uses and components o Waveform types and components
Dozens of photos, drawings, and diagrams clearly outline key concepts, including:

8-step method of ECG evaluation
Identifying and monitoring disorders, rhythm disturbances, and electrolyte imbalances
Placement of different types of leads
Identifying and solving monitor problems
Interventions - Administering nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for arrhythmias, including pacemakers, ICDs, and antiarrhythmics

Special features:

Memory jogger - Memory tricks that help you remember key concepts and treatments
Through the ages - Identifies differences in ECG interpretation and pacemaker needs, according to the patient's age
Help desk - Explanations of monitoring equipment components and functions
What causes it - Causes of different disorders, imbalances, and arrhythmias
What to look for - Tips on identifying and interpreting arrhythmia
How it's treated - Steps to take for a variety of treatment
"Nurse Joy" and "Nurse Jake" - Expert insights on ECG methods and problem-solving

End-of-book guides and tests:

The Test Zone - Practice Q&A
Quick guide to arrhythmias
ACLS algorithms: The Pulseless Arrest, Tachycardia, and Bradycardia
Guide to antiarrhythmic drugs
Guide to choosing monitoring leads





About the Clinical Editor

Jessica Shank Coviello, DNP, APM, ANP-BC, is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Yale Univers