ACLS Quick Review Study Guide / Edition 2

ACLS Quick Review Study Guide / Edition 2

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by Barbara J Aehlert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323008925

ISBN-13: 9780323008921

Pub. Date: 09/13/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The 2nd edition of ACLS Quick Review Study Guide offers a complete, concise overview of ACLS (advanced cardiovascular life support), acute coronary syndromes, and acute stroke. Full-color throughout, it has been updated to reflect the new 2000 guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care. It features easy-to-access information with Stop and Review quizzes

Overview

The 2nd edition of ACLS Quick Review Study Guide offers a complete, concise overview of ACLS (advanced cardiovascular life support), acute coronary syndromes, and acute stroke. Full-color throughout, it has been updated to reflect the new 2000 guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care. It features easy-to-access information with Stop and Review quizzes in each chapter and a comprehensive pre-test and post-test. Plus, the updated 2nd edition now includes a new chapter on The ABCDs of Emergency Cardiac Care, a new chapter on Acute Ischemic Stroke, and an expanded chapter on Airway Management. An all-new section of case presentations is also included, based on the 10 core algorithms of emergency cardiovascular care. In addition to being an outstanding study tool, the ACLS Quick Review Study Guide, 2nd Edition, is the official text for the American Safety and Health Institute ACLS certification course. For more information on ASHI courses, call 800-246-5101 or visit www.ashinstitute.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323008921
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/13/2001
Edition description:
Study Guide
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.82(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Pretest1
Pretest Answers and Rationales9
Part IPreparatory
1The ABCDs of Emergency Cardiovascular Care15
What is Emergency Cardiovascular Care?15
Sudden Cardiac Death18
Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease20
Ethical Aspects of ECC22
Classification of Therapeutic Interventions29
Patient Assessment29
Resuscitation Team38
Principles of Cardiac Arrest Management45
Assisting the Family46
Helping the Caregivers48
Stop and Review50
Stop and Review Answers52
2Airway Management: Oxygenation and Ventilation55
Anatomy of the Respiratory System56
Lung Volumes61
Manual Airway Maneuvers53
Suctioning66
Airway Adjuncts69
Techniques of Artificial Ventilation86
Cricoid Pressure97
Oxygen Administration Devices98
Advanced Airway Management105
Stop and Review120
Stop and Review Answers123
3Vascular Access127
Vascular Access127
Intravenous Therapy127
Intraosseous Infusion141
Stop and Review143
Stop and Review Answers145
4Dysrhythmia Recognition147
Anatomy Review147
Basic Electrophysiology149
Electrocardiogram (ECG)155
ECG Paper159
Waveforms160
Rate Measurement165
Rhythm/Regularity166
Analyzing a Rhythm Strip167
Dysrhythmia Recognition168
Stop and Review215
Stop and Review Answers220
5Electrical Therapy225
Countershock226
Defibrillation226
Synchronized Cardioversion236
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)240
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)246
Pacemaker Therapy249
Precordial Thump256
Stop and Review257
Stop and Review Answers259
6Myocardial Ischemia, Injury, and Infarction265
Cardiovascular Disease265
Introduction to Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)266
Pathogenesis of Acute Coronary Syndromes268
Myocardial Ischemia275
Myocardial Injury279
Myocardial Infarction280
Goals in the Immediate Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)288
Initial Recognition and Management of ACS in the Field and Emergency Department289
Management of ST-Segment Elevation MI292
Management of Unstable Angina/Non--ST-Segment Elevation MI296
Management of Suspected ACS and Nondiagnostic/Normal ECG298
Complications of Myocardial Infarction299
12-Lead ECG313
Stop and Review326
Stop and Review Answers328
7Cardiovascular Pharmacology333
Review of the Autonomic Nervous System334
Medications Used in Acute Coronary Syndromes343
Medications Used to Manage Cardiac Dysrhythmias363
Medications Used to Improve Cardiac Output and Blood Pressure386
Vasodilators396
Other Medications397
Stop and Review399
Stop and Review Answers402
8Putting It All Together407
The ACLS Algorithms407
Primary and Secondary ABCD Surveys408
Cardiac Arrest Rhythms411
Peri-Arrest Rhythms430
Acute Coronary Syndromes450
Stop and Review457
Stop and Review Answers461
9Acute Ischemic Stroke469
Why Do We Care About Stroke?469
Classification of Stroke470
Stroke--Chain of Recovery477
Fibrinolytic Therapy485
Stop and Review490
Stop and Review Answers491
Part IICase Presentations
Case 1Respiratory Arrest497
Case 2Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation with an AED507
Case 3Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation512
Case 4Asystole518
Case 5Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA)524
Case 6Acute Coronary Syndromes529
Case 7Symptomatic Bradycardia534
Cases 8-9Stable and Unstable Tachycardia540
Case 10Acute Ischemic Stroke546
Posttest551
Posttest Answers and Rationales560
Glossary565

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ACLS Quick Review Study Guide 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well organized, great illustrations, and certainly a better text than the AHAs. Contrary to the other reviewer's remarks, there are MANY organizations that recognize ACLS completion cards from companies other than the AHA.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After using the 1st edition ACLS Study Guide for nearly 10 years, I eagerly bought the 2nd edition when it became available. What a disappointment! It is anything but a 'quick review'. The eight page index of miniscule print should be a clue. In addition, two of the answers on the pretest (#33 and #39) contradict information in the text. For that reason, I question the validity of this new edition. Also, be aware that the book does not follow the guidelines of the AHA which is the only certificate many employers recognize.