EKG's for Nursing Demystified

EKG's for Nursing Demystified

By: Patricia Clutter (author)Paperback

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The quick and easy way to master EKG procedures and use your knowledge in real-world situationsIf you're looking for a fun, fast review that boils EKGs down to the most essential, must-know points your search ends here! EKG for Nursing Demystified is a thorough yet concise overview of this medical test, complete with time-proven techniques, facsimiles of EKG strips, and numerous clinical cases. You will learn how to interpret hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, Pre-excitation syndromes, myocardial infarction and more, so you have the knowledge to help your patients as a student and as a nurse once you start your career. This fast and easy guide offers: Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter A foundation in EKG topics A final exam at the end of the book A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work Simple enough for a student, but comprehensive enough for a professional, EKG for Nursing Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this critical topic.

About Author

Patricia Clutter, RN, MEd, CEN, FAEN


Table of Contents 1. Chapter 1: Introduction *Background on ECG oPurpose oClinical uses oHealthcare workers who can perform ECG CNA, MA, cardiovascular technologists and technicians, RN, NP, PA, MD, DO, DC Certification *Chapter synopsis 2. Chapter 2: Patient Care *Preparing patient for procedure oConsent oExplanation of procedure oPatient history and physical *Care of special populations (elderly, pediatric, pregnant, etc.) 3. Chapter 3: Cardiovascular System Anatomy and Physiology *Anatomy *Physiology oElectrical impulses oCells of the heart 4. Chapter 4: Cardiac Monitoring Basics *How does cardiac monitoring work? *Equipment oLeads oPlanes oPaper oEquipment problems *Types of ECG o12-lead oRhythm strip *Patient preparation Chapter 5: Waves, Complexes, and Straight Lines *Naming of waves, complexes, and straight lines *Orientation of waves of normal ECG *X-step method of interpreting rhythm strip Chapter 6: Axis and Hypertrophy *Axis Deviation *Atrial Enlargement *Ventricular Hypertrophy Chapter 7: Myocardial Infarction *Diagnosis criteria *ECG evolution *Angina *Stress Test Chaper 8: Conduction Blocks *Sinus node block *AV block *Bundle branch block Chapter 9: Arrhythmias *Atrial arrhythmias *Ventricular arrhythmias *Junctional arrhythmias Chapter 10: Factors that Influence ECG *Electrolyte disturbances *Hypothermia *Athletic activity *Medications *Cardiac and pulmonary disorders *Central nervous system disorders Appendices *Final Exam Questions *Interpretation Exercises oSimilar strip interpretation *ECG At-a-Glance *Glossary *Selected references *Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780071801690
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780071801690
  • weight: 547
  • ISBN10: 0071801693

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