The new Second Edition is the most comprehensive ECG resource for beginners with minimal experience interpreting ECGs. The chapters provide a basic understanding of the components of an ECG as well as introduce the important topics of acute myocardial infarction, hypertrophy, and bundle branch blocks. Real-life, full-size, four-color ECGs with basic interpretations are included to help students put it all together. Introduction to 12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation, Second Edition takes the complex subject of electrocardiography and presents it in a simple approach that gives you a basic understanding of the entire ECG. Whether you are an EMT, nurse, medical student, or physician wanting to learn or reestablish your foundational knowledge of electrocardiography, this book will meet your needs.
2004 AJN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER! An American Journal of Nursing 2004 Book of the Year! Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation uses hundreds of four-color graphics to communicate the complex topics related to arrhythmia recognition. The text focuses on the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the formation and maintenance of complex arrhythmias and on their clinical recognition. Each rhythm strip provides a descriptive table outlining the various abnormalities in a logical, easy-to-follow sequence. In addition, there are analytical narratives outlining what providers should consider when approaching the strip. The tables and analytical narratives are intended to formulate functional interpretative skills to consider when approaching a complex arrhythmia in a clinical situation.
Author: Tomas B. Garcia, Visiting Professor Visiting Professor at the University of Miami Miami Florida Tomas B Garcia, Neil Holtz
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
This book features 200+ full-size, real-life ECGs accompanied by thorough explanations and analyses. Presented in a clear and casual writing style, the book s leveled approach takes a complex subject and makes it simple. LEARN MORE AT WWW.12LEADECG.COM."
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Written by a paramedic with experience teaching at all levels (EMT-P, nurses, etc.)–this user-friendly text presents a practical, easy-to-understand system for 12-Lead ECG interpretation and assessment. Based on the nationally reknown 12-lead ECG workshop, "Multi-Lead Medics." A focus on the “need to know” information and a large number of practice cases–with over 400 actual 12-leads–provides students with the solid background and extensive hands-on practice that will help them gain confidence and build competence quickly.
12 Lead ECG Interpretation
Author: Ann E. Norman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Nursing students and practicing nurses can learn 12-lead ECG interpretation at their own pace with this self-teaching guide. After reviewing the principles of 12-lead interpretation and basic ECG criteria, the focus turns to the interpretation of ECG strips. Using this text to gain understanding of the 12-lead ECG, you will be able to recognize a normal 12 ECG; locate the frontal plane axis; recognize a normal progression of the R wave in precordial leads; identify enlargements of the four chambers of the heart; identify right and left bundle branch blocks; identify hemiblocks, bifasicular, and trifasicular blocks; identify areas of myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction; state the ECG characteristics of supraventricular aberrancy and ventricular ectopy; recognize ECG changes that occur with certain drugs and electrolytes; and identify the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Manual of Emergency Airway Management, now in its 4th edition, is a practical guide to emergency airway management in any adult or pediatric patient and offers step-by-step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications.The book may be used in conjunction with the Difficult Airway CourseTM, or on its own. The text has been reorganized to reflect the decision-making process of emergency care providers treating the patient in distress. Features include: Completely reorganized chapters into cohesive sections Expanded discussion of videolaryngoscopes, including newer, low-cost alternatives More illustrations, with expanded "how to" descriptions Revised and updated airway algorithms
Reviews of previous editions: "...a well conceived practical guide to the interpretation and treatment of the main cardiac rhythm disturbances." —Lancet "This book presents a concise and simplified approach to the diagnosis and management of abnormalities in cardiac rhythm.... One of the book's strengths is the number and quality of electrocardiographic tracings" —New England Journal of Medicine "...this book provides an excellent foundation for all those involved in the care of arrhythmia patients" —British Journal of Hospital Medicine "…would recommend it unreservedly to anaesthetists who wish to improve their knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias" —British Journal of Anaesthesia "This book about cardiac arrhythmias is of much educational value" —European Heart Journal A trusted source for junior doctors, students, nurses and cardiac technicians for over 30 years, the new edition of this classic reference continues the winning formula of previous editions while at the same time incorporating essential new content on today's most important clinical topics, including: Atrial fibrillation: ablation, drugs, rate control versus rhythm control, risk of systemic embolism, prognosis Indications for and management of implantable defibrillators including complications such as arrhythmia storms Indications for pacemaker implantation Anticoagulant therapy (for atrial fibrillation) Long QT syndromes and other channelopathies Recently-approved anti-arrhythmia drugs The 8th edition also features the latest guidelines on ECG screening of athletes and clear guidance for anaesthetists and surgeons dealing with patients with arrhythmias an/or implantable devices. Rich with example ECGs and designed for ease of access to information, Bennett's Cardiac Arrhythmias is the reference you can trust to help you master arrhythmia diagnosis and provide optimal treatment of any patient under your care.
ECG Cases for EMS
Author: Benjamin Lawner, Christopher Touzeau, Amal Mattu
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Drawing on the collective expertise of prehospital providers and clinicians, ECG Cases for EMS provides paramedics, critical care providers, and nurses with practical case studies in emergency cardiology. Twelve-lead ECGs and prehospital activation of the cardiac catheterization lab are becoming more and more common, with the burden of cardiac injury recognition rapidly shifting to the prehospital provider. This textbook functions as an active learning tool structured around actual patient scenarios with corresponding ECG strips and offers interpretations of ECG findings and clinical tips. Cases focus on STEMI, STEMI mimics, and commonly misinterpreted dysrhythmias. ECG Cases for EMS provides evidence-based teaching points and real-world applications of ECG knowledge.
The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management is the world’s most trusted reference on emergency airway management, and is the foundation text in the nationally recognized The Difficult Airway Course: EmergencyTM and The Difficult Airway Course: EMSTM. Its practical, hands-on approach provides all the concrete guidance you need to effectively respond to any airway emergency, whether inside the hospital, emergency department, urgent care setting, or anywhere else where airway emergencies may occur. Apply the latest evidence-based approaches thanks to state-of-the-art coverage that includes new chapters on “The Difficult Airway Cart” and “Human Factors in Emergency Airway Management,” expanded coverage on delayed sequence intubation (DSI), and comprehensive updates throughout. Efficiently overcome any challenge in airway management with the aid of step-by-step instructions, mnemonics, easy-to-follow algorithms, and rich illustrations. Glean expert insights from a brand-new editorial team led by Calvin Brown III, MD, who is Dr. Walls’ colleague and protégé, and consisting of the same experts who teach The Difficult Airway Course: EmergencyTM and The Difficult Airway Course: AnesthesiaTM.
An Introduction to EMS Research
Author: Lawrence H. Brown, Elizabeth A. Criss, N. Heramba Prasad
Publisher: Prentice Hall
The only EMS-specific research book on the market, this introductory book guides readers step-by-step through the research process. It presents an ongoing case study that progresses chapter-by-chapter, illustrating all the steps of the process—from beginning to end—and allowing readers to follow a project from beginning to end. Deciding What to Study. Designing the Study. Interactions With Others. Conducting the Research. For paramedics of all levels who are interested in conducting EMS research.
Author: Loukianos Rallidis
Publisher: Broken Hill
This book represents an attempt to simplify the way of handling emergency cardiology cases. At the end of each chapter there is an algorithm that focuses on the basic diagnostic points and the main therapeutic actions for handling the illness. The composition of the text is based for the most part on the existing guidlines of scientific associations. However, in many of the cases the author uses only the most essential information that assists in the management of emergency cases incorporating certain elements from his own personal experiences. The algorithms offer only a rough guide to patient management and may need modifications according to the peculiarities of the case and the handling doctor's judgement. The text that precedes the algorithim provides the necessary theoretical substrate to allow the reader to assimilate the algorithmic evaluation of the emergency illness. In order to facilitate the doctor's theapeutic management of the case and the way of preparing and administering intravenous solutions are described, while representative brand names of the main cardiological drugs are included.
Author: Jane Huff
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Grasp the electrocardiography basics and identify arrhythmias accurately, with the freshly updated ECG Workout, 7th Edition. Fully addressing the most common arrhythmias, this clearly worded text will take you step-by-step through expert ECG tracing interpretation methods, including differentiating among rhythm groups, equipment use, and management protocols. This is the go-to ECG guide for both student training and professional review—perfect for physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, telemetry technicians, and related practitioners. Get a strong grounding in accurate ECG readings with . . . NEW pull-out arrhythmia summary cards help you interpret end-of-chapter practice strips NEW and updated advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines incorporated in each arrhythmia chapter NEW and updated figures, boxes, tables, and additional practice strips Updated coverage of all ECG concepts and skills, including: Illustrated anatomy and physiology of the heart Electrical basis of electrocardiology Arrhythmia chapters: sinus, atrial, junctional and AV blocks, ventricular and bundle-branch block rhythms—examples, causes, clinical treatments, and practice strips Step-by-step direction on interpreting rhythm strips Components of the ECG tracing: waveforms, intervals, segments, complexes, and waveform identification Discussion of cardiac monitors, lead systems, lead placement, ECG artifacts, and troubleshooting monitor problems Methods for precise rate calculation Discussion of cardiac pacemakers: types, indications, function, pacemaker terminology, malfunctions, and pacemaker analysis, with practice tracings ECG conversion table ensures precise heart rate calculation with plastic pocket version inside back cover Skillbuilder practice strips—more than 600 life-size ECG tracings: End-of-chapter strips from actual patients, with 3-second indicators for rapid-rate calculation, and answers at back of book A mix of arrhythmias to help you distinguish among types Posttest with mix of more than 100 waveform rhythm strips, for student testing or self-evaluation
This book covers the latest information on the anatomic features, underlying physiologic mechanisms, and treatments for diseases of the heart. Key chapters address animal models for cardiac research, cardiac mapping systems, heart-valve disease and genomics-based tools and technology. Once again, a companion of supplementary videos offer unique insights into the working heart that enhance the understanding of key points within the text. Comprehensive and state-of-the art, the Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology and Devices, Third Edition provides clinicians and biomedical engineers alike with the authoritative information and background they need to work on and implement tomorrow’s generation of life-saving cardiac devices.
Author: Gail Walraven
"Basic Arrhythmias, Eight Edition"gives beginning students a strong basic understanding of the common, uncomplicated rhythms that are a foundation for further learning and success in electrocardiography. The first eight chapters, which can be used as self-instruction, cover basic electrophysiology, waves and measurements, rhythm analysis, and the five major groups of arrhythmias."Basic Arrthymias"then introduces cardiac anatomy, clinical manifestations, 12-lead electrocardiography, and cardiac pacemakers. This new Eighth Edition also features our all new MyBRADYLabthe world's leading collection of online homework, tutorial, and assessment products designed with a single purpose in mind: to improve the results of all higher education students, one student at a time."