Saunders Nursing Survival Guide: ECGs and the Heart. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 3688862
  • Book
  • 432 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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This readable and student-friendly guide simplifies and clearly explains the heart and how it works. The principles of ECG interpretation are explained to help students understand ECG rhythm and its relationship to cardiac electrophysiology. This new edition features over 100 NCLEX® examination-style questions and provides 2-3 rhythm strips at the end of most chapters, plus 30 more at the end of the book for additional testing and review.

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1. Anatomy and Physiology

2. Reference Points for Rhythm Strip Measurments

3. Principles of Rhythm Interpretation & Waveform Analysis

4. Measuring Atrial and Ventricular Rates

5. Analyzing the Rhythm Strip

6. Troubleshooting Problems in Waveforms

7. Electrocardiogram: Monitoring and Electrode Placement

8. Normal Sinus Rhythm (NEW)

9. Sinus Dysrhythmias

10. Atrial Dysrhythmias

11. Junctional Dysrhythmias

12. Premature Ventricular Contractions

13. Ventricular Tachycardia

14. Ventricular Fibrillation

15. Idioventricular Rhythms (NEW)

16. Asystole or Ventricular Standstill

17. Atrioventricular Blocks

18. Cardiac Noninvasive Diagnostic Tests

19. Myocardial Infarction

20. Pericarditis and Cardiac Tamponade

21. Drug Effects, Toxicities and Electrolytes

22. Conduction Defects and Accessory Pathways

23. Special Considerations

24. Rhythm Strip Test
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Chernecky, Cynthia C. Professor, Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing, School of Nursing, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA.

Garrett, Kitty Critical Care Nurse Clinician, St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, GA.

George-Gay, Beverly Formerly Assistant Professor, Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Augusta, GA.

Hodges, Rebecca K. Critical Care Nurse Clinician, St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, GA.
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