ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy Pocket Guide

ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy Pocket Guide

Third edition

Incredibly Easy! Series®

by LWW

304 pages, 107.95 x 180.98 mm, 307

304 pages, 107.95 x 180.98 mm, 307 illustrations

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781496352163
  • December 2016


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New at ECG interpretation? No need to go it alone—keep the basic skills and concepts at your fingertips, with ECG Interpretation: An Incredibly Easy!® Pocket Guide .

Use this enjoyable reference for at-a-glance reviews of how to use and monitor ECG equipment, obtain and interpret rhythm strips, and accurately spot and treat arrhythmias. Full of helpful charts, illustrations, and easy-to-relate-to definitions, this is the perfect on-the-spot guide for students, new nurses, and all those looking for expert guidance on the job.

Increase on-the-job or classroom confidence with this must-have pocket guide, featuring:
  • NEW and updated content in quick-read, bulleted format, with easy-to-remember guidance on topics including: o Identifying and interpreting atrial, junctional, ventricular, sinus node, and atrioventricular arrhythmias o ECG effects of electrolyte imbalances o ECG effects of antiarrhythmics o Basic and advanced electrocardiography, including equipment uses and components o Waveform types and components
  • Dozens of photos, drawings, and diagrams clearly outline key concepts, including:
    • 8-step method of ECG evaluation
    • Identifying and monitoring disorders, rhythm disturbances, and electrolyte imbalances
    • Placement of different types of leads
    • Identifying and solving monitor problems
    • Interventions – Administering nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for arrhythmias, including pacemakers, ICDs, and antiarrhythmics
    Special features:
    • Memory jogger – Memory tricks that help you remember key concepts and treatments
    • Through the ages – Identifies differences in ECG interpretation and pacemaker needs, according to the patient’s age
  • Help desk – Explanations of monitoring equipment components and functions
  • What causes it – Causes of different disorders, imbalances, and arrhythmias What to look for – Tips on identifying and interpreting arrhythmiaHow it’s treated – Steps to take for a variety of treatment“Nurse Joy” and “Nurse Jake” – Expert insights on ECG methods and problem-solving
End-of-book guides and tests:
  • The Test Zone – Practice Q&A
  • Quick guide to arrhythmias
  • ACLS algorithms: The Pulseless Arrest, Tachycardia, and Bradycardia
  • Guide to antiarrhythmic drugs
  • Guide to choosing monitoring leads

About the Clinical Editor

Jessica Shank Coviello, DNP, APM, ANP-BC, is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Yale Univers