12 Lead ECG for the Acute and Critical Care Providers / Edition 1by Bob Page
Pub. Date: 01/26/2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Written by a paramedic with experience teaching at all levels (EMT-P, nurses, etc.)--and based on the objectives of the new DOT curriculum--this user-friendly volume presents a practical, easy-to-understand system for 12 lead ECG interpretation and assessment. A focus on the "need to know" information and a large number of practice cases--with/b>… See more details below
Written by a paramedic with experience teaching at all levels (EMT-P, nurses, etc.)--and based on the objectives of the new DOT curriculum--this user-friendly volume presents a practical, easy-to-understand system for 12 lead ECG interpretation and assessment. A focus on the "need to know" information and a large number of practice cases--with actual 12 leads--provides readers with the solid background and extensive hands-on practice that will help them gain confidence and build competence quickly. Includes sturdy reference cards (detachable from the book) that users can use for reference in actual clinical situations. Lead Placement and Machine Logic. Finding your way around a 9, 12, or 15 Lead ECG. The 12 Lead Assessment. Rapid Axis and Hemiblock Determination. Bundle Branch Blocks. Who's at Risk for Complete Heart Block? Ventricular Tachycardia: Primary Assessment. Acute MI Recognition. A System for Assessing for MI: The Secondary Assessment. Acute MI Clinical Implications. Chamber Enlargement. Electrolyte Changes. Miscellaneous Conditions. The Benefits of Monitoring Lead MCL-1. Difficult Diagnosis: AMI in the Setting of LBBB. Practice Cases. For EMS Education/Paramedic Programs, Critical Care/UMBC programs, and Nursing/Critical Care of Emergency Care programs.
Table of Contents
1. Lead Placement and Acquisition of the 12-Lead Electrocardiogram.
2. Understanding the 12-Lead ECG Printout.
3. Determining Axis and Hemiblock.
4. Understanding Bundle Branch Blocks.
5. Determining Patient Risk for Complete Heart Block.
6. Wide Complex Tachycardia.
7. Acute Myocardial Infarction Pathophysiology.
8. ECG Patterns of Infarction.
9. Locating the AMI: The Secondary Survey.
10. The 15-Lead ECG.
11. Left Bundle Branch Block and Acute MI.
12. Chamber Enlargement.
13. Electrolyte, Drug, and Other ECG Changes.
14. Putting It All Together.
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Bob Page's book '12 Lead ECG for the Acute Care Provider' is an excellent book for healthcare providers! If you ever wanted a 12-Lead book that was able to take the difficulty out of learning - this is the only 12-Lead book you will need in your library!