The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes - Text and Pocket Reference Package / Edition 3by Tim Phalen, Barbara J. Aehlert
Pub. Date: 03/11/2011
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Using an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach, The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes describes how to accurately interpret 12-lead ECGs for effective recognition and treatment of patients experiencing ACS. This 3rd edition simplifies learning with a new three-step method for interpreting 12-lead ECGs, first exposing you to new information, then/b>… See more details below
Using an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach, The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes describes how to accurately interpret 12-lead ECGs for effective recognition and treatment of patients experiencing ACS. This 3rd edition simplifies learning with a new three-step method for interpreting 12-lead ECGs, first exposing you to new information, then offering examples, and finally asking you to apply your knowledge. Then it takes 12-lead interpretation one step further by providing strategies to determine the likelihood of the presence of STEMI versus other causes of ST elevation. Written by two well-known educators, Tim Phalen, a paramedic, and Barbara J. Aehlert, a nurse, this guide includes the latest emergency cardiac care guidelines, new research, and new information on treating ACS in both hospital and prehospital environments.
• The latest emergency cardiac care guidelines are reflected in updated discussions of ACS treatment.
• More than 300 colorful illustrations, including 31 new photos, depict concepts and skills.
• Case studies promote early recognition and treatment of problems.
• Key Point! boxes offer information that you should remember to minimize problems.
• Fast Fact boxes provide helpful information.
• Did You Know? boxes provide additional information and the "big picture."
• Think About It! boxes offer valuable insights into better patient care.
• Objectives open each chapter to emphasize what should be learned.
• Key terms are bolded upon first mention to make learning them easier.
• New content on STEMI recognition includes a streamlined approach and a new emphasis on STEMI imposters (noninfarct causes of ST elevation).
• An updated approach to ECG interpretation provides simple strategies to determine STEMI after you have identified ST elevation.
• Four updated, illustrated step-by-step skills have been added, providing easy-to-follow instructions for performing basic techniques.
• Four new case studies help you apply content to actual real-life scenarios.
• Landscape view presents 12-lead ECGs in the actual sizes seen in the clinical setting.
• 12-lead ECG dual-function color overlays help you identify the location of a STEMI.
• A heart rate ruler is included with every text, making it easier to calculate heart rates.
• Over 90 new 12-lead ECGs have been added to this edition, for a total of 133.
• 30 more practice ECGs have been added to the practice chapter, for a total of 100.
• Spiral binding makes it easier to lay the book flat for study or for use while on the job.
• A new 50-page pocket reference helps you quickly identify possible STEMI, determine the likelihood of the top STEMI imposters, and confidently categorize the ECG. Included in this package and also sold separately.
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Table of Contents
1. Reviewing the Basics 2. Introduction to the 12-lead ECG 3. Acquiring the 12-lead ECG 4. Acute Coronary Syndromes 5. MI: Recognition and Localization 6. MI: Complications of Myocardial Infarction 7. Acute Coronary Syndromes Imposters 8. Practice ECGs 9. Case Studies Glossary
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