An ICO staff trainer show you how to understand and perform ECG interpretation at the bedside!
Includes full-text download!
4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!
"This book provides novice to expert nurses easily accessible information on rhythms and dysrhythmias....This is a great book for students and novice nurses learning rhythms. Its size lends itself to being used daily on the clinical unit."--Doody's Review Service
A true pocket guide for working nurses, Nurse to Nurse: ECG Interpretation offers peer-to-peer guidance to help you learn and remember the different ECG rhythms most often encountered in everyday clinical practice. Using numerous tables and innovative features such as Tricks of the Trade, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, and Clinical Alerts, Peggy Jenkins carefully explains how to interpret:
- Sinus rhythms
- Atrial rhythms
- Junctional rhythms
- Atrioventricular heart blocks
- Myocardial infarction
- Changes found in patients with pacemakers
For each type of rhythm, you'll find description, causes, assessments, interpretations, criteria, and care measures along with heart diagrams that correspond to the ECGs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peggy Jenkins, MS, CAS, CCRN,
Intensive Care Unit
Department of Nursing
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Basic Principles of ECG Interpretation
2. Sinus Rhythms
3. Atrial Rhythms
4. Junctional Rhythms
5. Ventricular Rhythms
6. Atrioventricular Heart Blocks
7. Helpful Hints to Ease Interpretation
8. Electrolyte ECG Changes
9. Myocardial Infarction
Appendix A: Bradycardia Algorithm
Appendix B: ACLS Tachycardia Algorithm
Appendix C: ACLS Pulseless Arrest Algorithm