E-Z ECG Rhythm Interpretation / Edition 1

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Use analogies to make basic ECG concepts comprehensible and memorable for your students! The anatomy of the heart is like a house with rooms and doors. The intra-atrial and internodal pathways are like highways. Your students will absorb ECG interpretation like a sponge!This diverting, EZ-to-read approach, coupled with sound educational theory, encourages learning in students who are frustrated by the non-descriptive, formulaic writing found in most other textbooks. It's an alternative to the staid, jumpy approach found in other introductory ECG texts:

• Well written, and in a style that is lighthearted and entertaining

• A highly visual approach with illustrations and boxes that engage students

• Peppered with analogies that make learning fun

• "Building block" approach that progressively layers the content for students from simple to complex

This is the book your students will use to understand the basic concepts of ECG, develop their ability to identify rhythms (especially life-threatening ones), and learn the appropriate response to patients with life-threatening rhythms.

"I think the "Now You Know" section is crucial to summarizing what was covered in the chapters...particularly if a person is short on time and wants to get the highlights. I also like the fill in the blanks at the end of each chapter.
I think it's a good way to self assess...It reminds me a little of the book I used to learn EKGs by Dubin, but I think this one is set up a little better. It also explains things more clearly." -- Lauren Staple, Student Reviewer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803610439
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 6/3/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 274,414
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Learning the Basics

1. A Hearty Tour

2. (Dis)charge It

3. The ECG Canvas

4. Location, Location, Location

Section 2: Getting More Technical

5. The Shape of Things to Come

6. Cars and Carts: From P-Wave to QRS Complex

7. The Intraventricular Superhighway

8. The Language of ECG

9. Rhythm Rules

Section 3: Moving to the Rhythm

10. Sinus Rhythms

11. Atrial Rhythms

12. Junctional Rhythms

13. Ventricular Rhythms

Section 4: Contemplating Conduction

14. The Mental Block of AV Blocks

15. Detours on the Intraventricular Highways

Section 5: Taking Advanced Lessons

16. Pacemakers: Avoiding Early Retirement

17. Some Artifacts Aren't Rare or Valuable

18. Timing Really Is Everything

19. Are There Really Three I's in MI?

Cutting Through the Haze


Answer Key

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  • Posted October 29, 2008

    The best EKG book ever!

    I have been an RN for almost 2 1/2 years. I am a new ICU nurse (4 months) and I really needed to learn my rhythms. I took ekg classes prior to starting the ICU and I just didn't get it. When I bought this book, everything made sense. I learn by analogies and there were so many! Blocks are easy for me now! When I took my ACLS class, it was a breeze. I got every question on the test(s) right! My confidence has increased greatly too since the analogies have improved my memory. The only downside is that there isn't coverage on 12 lead from what I've seen (haven't made it to section 3 yet) and they don't go into detail about the drugs that would be given. Other than that it is a great foundation. There are so many practice strips it's amazing. Great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Very in Depth

    This book is useful, it breaks things down and presents them in ways that makes it easier to learn. it is comprehensive and covers a wealth of knowledge on this subject!

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