Pocket Guide to Electrocardiography / Edition 4 available in Hardcover
This pocket-sized reference provides the latest guidelines on arrhythmia detection and identification in a fast, easy-to-use format. Its concise presentation allows nurses to quickly recognize arrhythmias and abnormal 12-lead ECGs, while presenting essential information on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac emergencies. This new edition includes state-of-the-art findings in cellular electrophysiology and clinical electrocardiography. In addition, the fourth edition retains the popular anatomical illustrations of the heart at the beginning of each chapter with arrhythmia sites highlighted in second color.
Places the diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias and cardiac emergencies at your fingertips for fast retrieval especially helpful during cardiac emergencies. Provides the latest guidelines for emergency, critical care, and medical-surgical nurses that result in swift ECG diagnosis and accurate response for the best possible patient outcome. Provides essential information on pediatrics whenever applicable throughout entire text all you need to know! Includes an illustration of the heart which depicts step-by-step activation related to ECG. Explains the mechanisms of arrhythmias in a clear and concise manner with illustrations that aid in comprehension. Presents bedside diagnosis information which helps nurses make an effective physical evaluation. Provides all the important information of its sister text, Understanding Electrocardio-graphy, including ECG recognition, mechanism, pathophysiology, clinical implications, pediatric considerations, bedside diagnosis, emergency treatment, and long-term cures in an outline format for quick and easy retrieval. Outlines in easy-to-understand, clear terms, the appropriate response to paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.
A Volume in the Nursing Pocket Guides Series
Spanish version of 3rd edition also available, ISBN: 84-8086-156-8
Table of Contents
The 12 ECG Leads · Normal Electrical Activation of the Heart · The ECG Waveforms and Intervals · Determination of the Electrical Axis · The Mechanisms of Arrhythmias · Arrhythmias Originating in the Sinus Node · PACS and Atrial Tachycardia · Atrial Fibrillation · Atrial Flutter · Junctional Beats and Rhythms · Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia · Premature Ventricular Complexes · Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia · Aberration Versus Ectopy · Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia · Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm and Ventricular Escape · Digitalis Dysrhythmia · Atrioventricular Block · Potassium Derangements · AV Dissociation · Fusion Beats · Parasystole · Wolff-Parkinson-White and Other Preexcitation Syndromes · Wellens Syndrome; Left Main and Three Vessel Disease · Bundle Branch Block and Hemiblock · Acute Myocardial Infarction · Acute Pulmonary Embolism · Hypertrophy · Expert Bedside Monitoring