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ECGs for Nurses. 2nd Edition. Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses

  • ID: 2222650
  • Book
  • 296 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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ECGs for Nurses provides everything the nurse needs to know about the electrocardiogram. Accessible yet comprehensive, and packed with case studies, this portable guide enables nurses to become skilled practitioners in an area often seen as highly complex. Using real ECG traces as examples, possible effects on the patient and treatment options are discussed, with a focus on the role of the nurse.

This fully illustrated second edition remains the essential reference guide for nurses working in all acute areas, as well as general nurses and students learning about ECGs for the first time.

  • One of the only ECG texts written by a nurse specifically for nurses.
  • Written by an expert in the field.
  • Easy–to–access information, full of practical advice.
  • Essential for nurses working and studying in intensive care, high dependency units, theatre, theatre recovery coronary care units, medical wards and accident and emergency.
  • Case studies and discussion of real ECGs throughout.

New to this edition

  • Fully updated throughout with up–to–date guidelines and procedures.
  • Includes new guidelines on management of cardiac arrest arrhythmias.
  • Case studies added to all chapters.
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Foreword iv

Acknowledgements vi

Chapter 1 The conduction system in the heart 1

Chapter 2 Principles of ECG monitoring 10

Chapter 3 ECG interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias 40

Chapter 4 Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the SA node 50

Chapter 5 Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the atria 72

Chapter 6 Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the AV junction 96

Chapter 7 Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the ventricles 114

Chapter 8 Cardiac arrhythmias with atrioventricular block 135

Chapter 9 Cardiac arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest 155

Chapter 10 Recording a 12 lead ECG 169

Chapter 11 Interpreting a 12 lead ECG 182

Chapter 12 Management of peri–arrest arrhythmias 220

Chapter 13 Record keeping 243

Appendix 249

Index 286

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Philip Jevon
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