ECGs Made Easy, 6th Edition
Make it easy for your students to understand and interpret basic dysrhythmias with ECGs Made Easy, 6th Edition. In compliance with the American Heart Association’s 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines, Barbara Aehlert's latest edition continues to leverage the conversational style, clear explanations, and wealth of practice exercises that have helped students in a variety of medical fields learn to recognize heart rhythms with ease. Each rhythm in this new edition includes a sample ECG rhythm strip and a discussion of possible patient symptoms and general treatment guidelines. Other student-friendly features include: ECG Pearls with insights based on real-world experience, Drug Pearls highlighting the medications used to treat dysrhythmias, Clinical Correlation call-outs, Lead In applications, Stop & Review questions, a comprehensive post-test with answers, and more.
- Clear ECG discussions highlight what you need to know about ECG mechanisms, rhythms, and heart blocks, such as: How Do I Recognize It? What Causes It? What Do I Do About It?
- Introduction to the 12-Lead ECG chapter provides all the basics for this advanced skill, including determining electrical axis, ECG changes associated with myocardial ischemia and infarction, bundle branch block, and other conditions.
- A comprehensive post-test with answers at the end of the book measures your understanding.
- ECG Pearl boxes offer useful hints for interpreting ECGs, such as the importance of the escape pacemaker.
- Drug Pearl boxes highlight various medications used to treat dysrhythmias.
- Chapter key terms focus your attention on the most important information.
- Chapter objectives tied to chapter text enable you to quickly review content that satisfies specific learning objectives.
- NEW! 38 New cardiac rhythm strips have been added to the book for a total of 260 practice strips.
- NEW! AHA compliance ensures the book reflects the American Heart Association’s 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines.
- NEW! Lead In boxes cover ECG principles, practical applications, indications, techniques, and interpretation.
- NEW! Expanded coverage of ambulatory monitoring provides more in-depth guidance in this critical area.
1. Anatomy & Physiology
2. Basic Electrophysiology
3. Sinus Mechanisms
4. Atrial Rhythms
5. Junctional Rhythms
6. Ventricular Rhythms
7. Atrioventricular Blocks
8. Pacemaker Rhythms
9. Introduction to the 12-Lead ECG
Barbara J Aehlert, RN, BSPA, Southwest EMS Education Inc., Phoenix, AZ and Pursley, TX, USA