Emergency Dysrhythmias and ECG Injury Patterns / Edition 1

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Overview

If you're new to ECG interpretation or need a basic refresher this book is for you. This text is ideal for the First Responder or beginning EMT. It follows a step by step approach to interpretation while providing information on the clinical significance of dysrhythmias and interventions. Many practice opportunities are provided to allow the student to develop their interpretation skills. An introduction to the more advanced level 12-lead interpretation is also provided.

If you are new to ECG interpretation or need a basic refresher, this book is for you. This text is ideal for the First Responder or beginning EMT. It follows a step-by-step approach to interpretation while providing information on the clinical significance of dysrhythmias and interventions. Many practice opportunities are provided to allow the student to develop their interpretation skills. An introduction to the more advanced level 12-lead interpretation is also provided.

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Intended for paramedic and nursing students, this textbook provides several hundred example electrocardiograms, or ECG tracings, to illustrate the many possible variations and their interpretation. The author, who is an emergency room doctor, describes the characteristics of sinus, supraventricular, and ventricular dysrhythmias, atrioventricular heart blocks, pacemakers, and myocardial ischemia and infarction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766819887
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/13/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section One: The Basics. Chapter One: Cardiac Cell Structure and Function. Chapter Two: The Cardiac Conduction System. Chapter Three: The Electrocardiogram and Cardiac Complexes. Chapter Four: ECG Paper and Rate Calculation. Chapter Five: Cardiac Monitors, Lead Systems, and Artifacts. Chapter Six: Systematic Interpretation Approach to Dysrhythmias: Steps One to Four. Chapter Seven: Systematic Interpretation of Dysrhythmias Step Five. Chapter Eight: Systematic Interpretation of Dysrhythmia: Step Six. Chapter Nine: Sinus Dysrhythmias. Chapter Ten: Sinus Dysrhythmias-Self Assessment Tracings. Chapter Eleven: Supraventricular Dysrhythmias - Part One. Supraventricular Dysrhythmias - Part Two. Chapter Thirteen: Supraventricular Dysrhythmias - Self Assessment Tracings. Chapter Fourteen: Atrio-ventricular Heart Blocks. Chapter Fifteen: Atrio-ventricular Heart Blocks - Self Assessment Tracings. Chapter Sixteen: Ventricular Dysrhythmias Part One. Chapter Seventeen: Ventricular Dysrhythmias Part Two. Chapter Eighteen: Ventricular Dysrhythmias: Self Assessment Tracings. Section Three: Selected Topics. Chapter Nineteen: Artificial Pacemakers and Automatic Cardiodefibrillators. Chapter Twenty: Artificial Pacemakers and Automatic Cardiodefibrillators - Self Assessment Tracings. Chapter TwentyOne: Approach to Bradycardias and Tachycardias. Chapter TwentyTwo: Introduction to Twelve-Lead ECG and Bundle Branch Blocks. Chapter TwentyThree: ECG Ischemia, Injury and Infarction Patterns. Chapter TwentyFour: 12-Lead ECG - Self Assessment Tracings. Chapter TwentyFive: Dysrhythmias in Infants and Children. Chapter TwentySix: Clinical Scenarios in Dysrhythmias Management. Section Four: Additional Self-Assessment. Chapter TwentySeven: Self Assessment Tracings.

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