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Compact clinical guide to arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation: foundations of practice for critical care nurses

Compact clinical guide to arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation: foundations of practice for critical care nurses

Goldsworthy, Sandra, 1961- author

"Translates difficult concepts into easy-to-master competencies This is a user-friendly, step-by-step approach to the challenging clinical topic of Arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation in the Critical Care and Acute Care settings. Thoroughly researched and authored by nurses for nurses, the guide provides detailed and comprehensive concepts of Arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation with an emphasis on the nurse’s role. Written by nurses with extensive experience in mentoring novice and experienced nurses as they transition into the Critical Care arena, the book delivers the depth and breadth of knowledge required for mastery of this aspect of care for critically ill patients throughout the lifespan. Distinguished by its translation of difficult concepts into easy-to-master competencies, the guide’s clear, logical format is peppered with evidence-based information and helpful practical tips throughout. Such features as bulleted points aid in understanding complex concepts, and learning objectives, key points summarized for quick reference to reinforce knowledge. Additionally, the book includes learning activities to evaluate understanding of content, plentiful illustrative case studies, clinical pearls, references, and end-of-chapter review questions. Unique electronic aids that include (3z(BCue Cards(3y (Band Systematic Approach summaries to further add to the guide’s value. The guide will be a valuable learning tool for RNs preparing for certification in critical care, experienced critical care nurses and a timesaving teaching aid for critical care clinical educators"--Publisher's description

eBook, Paperback, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Sandra Goldsworthy, PhD, RN, MSc, CNCC(C), CMSN(C)
ISBN: 0826198473, 9780826198464, 9780826198471
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 138 pages) : illustrations
Series: Compact clinical guide series
Subject: HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; Arrhythmia Diagnosis.; Arrhythmias, Cardiac nursing.; MEDICAL Diseases.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; Electrocardiography Interpretation.; Heart Electric properties.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; Electrocardiography nursing.; Critical Care Nursing standards.
Alternative Title: Arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation
Series Title: Compact clinical guide series.
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  2. Arrhythmias: sinus and atrial
  3. Arrhythmias: junctional and ventricular
  4. Arrhythmias: atrioventricular (AV) blocks
  5. Arrhythmias: asystole, pulseless electrical activity (PEA) and paced rhythms
  6. 12 lead ECG overview
  7. 12 lead ECG and myocardial infarction.