EKG's for Nursing Demystified

EKG's for Nursing Demystified

By: Patricia Clutter (author)Paperback

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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

Contents

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

Product Details

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

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