EKG Plain and Simple

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Karen Ellis  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
512
Pub.-date
February 2011
ISBN13
9780132377294
ISBN
0132377292



Description

For all courses on reading electrocardiograms, in curricula that include EKG/cardiac tech, nursing, critical care, paramedic, medicine, respiratory therapy, and exercise physiology.

 

Unlike books that encourage rote memorization, this conversationally-written text puts the student at the patient's bedside, focusing not just on identifying rhythms or EKGs, but also on “Now what do I do for the patient?” Assuming no prior knowledge, it covers EKG from basic to advanced concepts. Part I progresses seamlessly from basic cardiac A&P through waves and complexes, lead morphology, and rhythms. Part II covers 12-lead interpretation, axis, hypertrophy, myocardial infarction, and more. The text presents many clinical scenarios, anecdotes, and critical thinking exercises, plus hundreds of practice rhythm strips and 12-lead EKGs. This edition adds new scenarios, chapter notes, and tables; more medication information; and new coverage ranging from MI symptoms to hemiblocks.

Features

For all courses on reading electrocardiograms, in curricula that include EKG/cardiac tech, nursing, critical care, paramedic, medicine, respiratory therapy, and exercise physiology.

 

Unlike books that encourage rote memorization, this conversationally-written text puts the student at the patient's bedside, focusing not just on identifying rhythms or EKGs, but also on “Now what do I do for the patient?” Assuming no prior knowledge, it covers EKG from basic to advanced concepts. Part I progresses seamlessly from basic cardiac A&P through waves and complexes, lead morphology, and rhythms. Part II covers 12-lead interpretation, axis, hypertrophy, myocardial infarction, and more. The text presents many clinical scenarios, anecdotes, and critical thinking exercises, plus hundreds of practice rhythm strips and 12-lead EKGs. This edition adds new scenarios, chapter notes, and tables; more medication information; and new coverage ranging from MI symptoms to hemiblocks.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Friendly, conversational writing style-easy to read and understand, like a favorite teacher explaining each concept, one on one

  • Makes EKGs more accessible, giving students more comfort with the material

Understanding, not just memorization-places the student at the patient's bedside, focusing not just on identifying rhythms or EKGs, but also on appropriate next steps

  • Helps students link EKGs with the lives of their patients

Assumes no prior knowledge-covering EKGs from the absolute basics to advanced 12-lead interpretation

  • Helps students master EKGs regardless of their background

Extensive clinical scenarios, anecdotes, and critical thinking exercises-imparting real insight and expertise

  • Offers students valuable clinical insights and experience related to EKGs and the heart

Hundreds of practice rhythm strips and 12-lead EKGs-illuminating a wide range of cases and conditions

  • Gives students unparalleled opportunities to practice with a wide range of scenarios 

Extensive web resources-including videos, practice tests, animations, scenarios, and games

  • Helps students deepen their knowledge easily and interactively 

Flexible organization-easily adaptable to two-semester or two-quarter courses, or for “mixing and matching” to reflect unique instructor needs

  • Helps instructors design and organize the most effective courses for their students 

New to this Edition

New! “What's It All About” opening scenarios-helping to show the clinical importance of each chapter's information

  • Helps students understand what they will be learning, and why 
New! Mid-chapter “Checkups”-including questions and scenarios that gauge the student's readiness to proceed
  • Ensures that students have mastered each concept so they can move forward with confidence 
New! End-of-chapter summary notes-helping students refocus on the most important concepts that have been presented
  • Supports more efficient study 
Expanded! More coverage of medication-including more medications and updated medications throughout the Cardiac Medications chapter
  • Helps students become more effective members of cardiac care teams 
Expanded! More critical thinking scenarios-including a total of ten critical thinking scenarios at the end of the book
  • Guides students through actual clinical scenarios, helping them synthesize and apply the information they've learned

New! Coverage of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome-added toventricular rhythms chapter

  • Helps students understand and recognize Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome 

Expanded! More tables throughout-helping students visualize and compare material

  • Provides easier access to essential information

Expanded! MI coverage-including expanded material on MI symptoms, and the complications and treatment of STEMI and NSTEMI

  • Gives students a deeper understanding of acute coronary syndromes

New! Coverage of hemiblocks-following the text's material on bundle branch blocks

  • Helps students interpret hemiblocks in 12-Lead EKGs 

Updated and expanded! Improved PowerPoint slides-updated with the latest clinical information, and now clicker-compatible

  • Provides more effective presentation material for instructors 

Improved! More visually appealing full-color art-helping students gain a faster, deeper visual understanding of key concepts

  • More engaging and compelling for students

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

PART I. THE BASICS

1.         Coronary Anatomy and Physiology

2.         Electrophysiology

3.         Lead Morphology and Placement

4.         Technical Aspects of the EKG

5.         Calculating Heart Rate

6.         How to Interpret a Rhythm Strip

7.         Rhythms Originating in the Sinus Node

8.         Rhythms Originating in the Atria

9.         Rhythms Originating in the AV Junction

10.       Rhythms Originating in the Ventricles

11.       AV Blocks

12.       Rhythm Practice Strips

 

PART II. ADVANCED CONCEPTS

13.       How to Interpret a 12-Lead EKG

14.       Myocardial Infarction

15.       12-Lead EKG Practice

16.       Medications and Electrical Therapy

17.       Diagnostic Electrocardiography

18.       Putting It All Together: Critical Thinking Scenarios

 

APPENDIX

Answers to Skills Practice Questions, End-of-Practice Quizzes, and Critical Thinking Exercises Questions                                                             

Glossary

Glossary of Abbreviations

Index