ACLS Review Made Incredibly Easy! ® gives you the confidence you need to pass the ACLS certification exam as well as the knowledge and skills needed to perform advanced cardiac life support.
Packed with easy-to-remember definitions and step-by-step directions on the latest treatment algorithms, this enjoyable review text tackles required ACLS course and exam content. It is also the perfect on-the-spot clinical reference&;for nurses, students, and all healthcare professionals.
Be expertly guided through the latest ACLS training and exam preparation with:
Explains ACLS course and exam components and requirementsProven study strategies, end-of-chapter quick quizzes, and an end-of-book practice testExplanations of complex concepts
- NEW and updated content in quick-read, bulleted format, based on current American Heart Association guidelinesNEW
- and updated cardiovascular pharmacology content
- NEW and updated interventions
&;easy-to-retain guidance on how to recognize and treat cardiac arrhythmias, including:Classifications of interventions, including basic life support skills, adult cardiac arrest algorithm, and defibrillationStep-by-step how-tos for current treatment algorithms
Managing specific rhythms&;hypovolemia, hypoxia, acidosis, hypothermia, cardiac tamponade, tension pneumothorax, pulmonary coronary thrombosis, and more
Dozens of colorful diagrams and illustrations outline the core concepts and skills needed for ACLS certification, including:CPR &; when and how to use itDevices and procedures skills &; safe ventilation techniques, including endotracheal intubation and supraglottic devices, as well as defibrillators, pacemakers, and more
Early management &; managing the first 30 minutes of cardiac emergenciesEmergency conditions &; which cardiac rhythms may require ACLS treatmentIV and invasive techniques &; such as peripheral and central IV line insertion
Pharmacology &; knowing the action, indication, dosages, and precautions for the major drugs used during ACLSSpecial features that include:
o &;Nurse Joy&; and &;Nurse Jake&; &; expert insights on interventions and problem-solving
- Just the facts
&; quick summary of each chapter&;s content
o Now I get it! &; real-life patient scenarios illustrating correct ACLS interventions
- Quick quiz &; multiple-choice questions after each chapter to help you retain knowledge
o What to look for &; tips on identifying and interpreting arrhythmias.
About the Clinical Editor
Kate Stout, RN, MSN, is a Critical Care Charge RN at Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Series: Incredibly Easy! Series(r)
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 10th March 2017
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised