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ECG's for Nursing Demystified : Demystified - Patricia Clutter

ECG's for Nursing Demystified


Paperback Published: 22nd December 2014
ISBN: 9780071801690
Number Of Pages: 368

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The Demystified way to learn how to perform EKGs

EKG Demystified presents all the information students and clinicians need in order to perform EKGs in everyday practice. This handy self-teaching guide shows readers how to interpret hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and myocardial infarction. Following the popular Demystified style, the book breaks down difficult topics into easy to remember bites, and includes value learning aids such as key points, background information, quizzes, and a final exam. Readers will also find numerous facsimiles of EKG strips and clinical cases that they them how to apply the information to real-world situations.

  • Market: Medical students (18,500/year), nursing students (300,000)
  • The perfect book for students who want to learn essential techniques before they work with patients

Table of Contents

1. Chapter 1: Introduction

?Background on ECG


oClinical uses

oHealthcare workers who can perform ECG

?CNA, MA, cardiovascular technologists and technicians, RN, NP, PA, MD, DO, DC


?Chapter synopsis

2. Chapter 2: Patient Care

?Preparing patient for procedure


oExplanation of procedure

oPatient history and physical

?Care of special populations (elderly, pediatric, pregnant, etc.)

3. Chapter 3: Cardiovascular System Anatomy and Physiology



oElectrical impulses

oCells of the heart

4. Chapter 4: Cardiac Monitoring Basics

?How does cardiac monitoring work?





oEquipment problems

?Types of ECG


oRhythm strip

?Patient preparation

Chapter 5: Waves, Complexes, and Straight Lines

?Naming of waves, complexes, and straight lines

?Orientation of waves of normal ECG

?X-step method of interpreting rhythm strip

Chapter 6: Axis and Hypertrophy

?Axis Deviation

?Atrial Enlargement

?Ventricular Hypertrophy

Chapter 7: Myocardial Infarction

?Diagnosis criteria

?ECG evolution


?Stress Test

Chaper 8: Conduction Blocks

?Sinus node block

?AV block

?Bundle branch block

Chapter 9: Arrhythmias

?Atrial arrhythmias

?Ventricular arrhythmias

?Junctional arrhythmias

Chapter 10: Factors that Influence ECG

?Electrolyte disturbances


?Athletic activity


?Cardiac and pulmonary disorders

?Central nervous system disorders


?Final Exam Questions

?Interpretation Exercises

oSimilar strip interpretation

?ECG At-a-Glance


?Selected references


ISBN: 9780071801690
ISBN-10: 0071801693
Series: Demystified
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 22nd December 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1

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