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EKGs for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant

EKGs for the nurse practitioner and physician assistant

Knechtel, Maureen A., author

The second edition retains the book's systematic, physiologic approach that trains readers to follow the same steps in evaluating each EKG. It negates the need for rote memorization by facilitating a genuine understanding of EKG interpretation. Using the patient's presenting symptoms as a starting point, abundant clinical scenarios demonstrate real-life applications for interpreting EKG readings. With scores of figures and tables and more than 200 EKG tracings, this resource delivers everything physician assistants and nurse practitioners need to provide expert, quality care to their patients

eBook, Paperback, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Second edition.
Published New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Maureen A. Knechtel
ISBN: 0826168892, 9780826168887, 9780826168894
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Online resource; title from resource home page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed August 22, 2017).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 305 pages) : illustrations
Subject: Heart Diseases nursing.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; Heart Diseases diagnosis.; MEDICAL Diseases.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.; Electrocardiography nursing.; MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; Electrocardiography methods.; MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; Electrocardiography.
Local note: eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Nursing Collection


  1. Basics of cardiac physiology and relationship to the EKG rhythm output
  2. Introduction to the EKG, cardiac anatomy, and electrical conduction system
  3. Defining the intervals
  4. Lead review
  5. Rate
  6. Rhythm
  7. Axis
  8. Heart block
  9. Ischemia and infarction
  10. Supraventricular tachycardia
  11. Ventricular arrhythmias
  12. paced EKGs
  13. Drug and electrolyte effects on the EKG
  14. Clinical conditions that affect the EKG
  15. Applying EKG skills to clinical practice.