ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy

Deliver safe, accurate care during electrocardiographic monitoring, with the newly updated ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy! Sixth edition. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated text explains the basics of cardiac physiology, then leads you through recognizing and treating arrhythmias, with step-by-step guidance on current medications, devices, and monitoring equipment. Take advantage of this real-world, expert nursing advice to reinforce your class materials, prepare for the NCLEX or certification exam, and strengthen your ECG interpretation skills.

* Coverage of topics including:
o ECG fundamentals - cardiac anatomy and physiology; obtaining and interpreting a rhythm strip
o Identifying and interpreting arrhythmias - atrial, junctional, ventricular, atrioventricular, and more
* Hundreds of photos, illustrations, and diagrams explain key concepts and provide clear direction on vital procedures, including:
o The 8-Step Method for interpreting a rhythm strip
o Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for arrhythmias, including pacemakers, ICDs, and antiarrhythmics
o Obtaining and interpreting a 12-lead ECG
o Troubleshooting equipment problems
* Helpful practice questions and quick guides include:
o End-of-book multiple choice Q&A
o Sample rhythm strips to help you practice your interpretation skills
o A Quick Guide to arrhythmias
* Special features:
o Ages and stages - Identifies differences in ECGs and pacemaker needs, according to the patient's age
o Now I get it - Clear-cut directions for performing complex procedures, such as using an automated external defibrillator
o Don't skip this strip - Identifies the arrhythmias that have the most serious consequences
o Mixed signals - Insights on solving common problems in ECG monitoring and interpretation
o I can't waste time - Key points you need to know for conditions that require quick identification and treatment
o Quick quiz - Questions with answers/explanations at end of every chapter, to help you remember vital points

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