Lippincott's Need-to-Know ECG Facts / Edition 1

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This handy pocket guide provides all the information your students need to understand and interpret ECGs!A major portion of the handbook is devoted to examples of various dysrhythmias and exercises in ECG interpretation. Over 100 practice strips are provided to help your students hone their skills and gain confidence in ECG interpretation. The handbook also features brief explanations of how to set up ECG equipment and various waves and waveforms. Specific applications — complete with home care considerations — are provided for adults, obese adults, adolescents, children and infants. Critical thinking exercises teach students to think on their feet, and a trouble-shooting guide helps them prevent and respond to common errors.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780397554614
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Series: Lippincott's Need-To-Know Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288

Table of Contents

Unit I The Heart, Its Electrophysiology and Electrocardiographic Patterns
Ch. 1 The Heart and Its Electrical Conduction 3
Ch. 2 The ECG 15
Ch. 3 ECG Components: Waveforms, Intervals, Segments, and Complexes 28
Unit II Fundamental Techniques of Determining Heart Rate and Rhythm and Performing an ECG
Ch. 4 Estimating Heart Rhythm and Rate From an ECG Strip 51
Ch. 5 Performing a Single Channel and 12-Lead ECG 70
Unit III Arrhythmias of Sinus and Atrial Origin
Ch. 6 Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin 81
Ch. 7 Atrial Arrhythmias 99
Ch. 8 AV Junctional Arrhythmias and Blocks 122
Unit IV Arryhthmias and Cardiac Disease Affecting the Ventricles
Ch. 9 Ventricular Arrhythmias 155
Ch. 10 Cardiac Disease: Angina Pectoris and MI 180
Unit V Miscellaneous Arrhythmias
Ch. 11 Bundle Branch Blocks 203
Ch. 12 Arryhthmias Caused by Electrolytes and Medications 217
Unit VI Pacemaker Therapy and Continuous Cardiac Monitoring
Ch. 13 Pacemaker Therapy and ECG Patterns 227
Ch. 14 Continuous Cardiac Monitoring 245
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