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In an easy-to-use ìFast Factsî format, this pocket-sized reference provides clear and precise access to basic EKG information and EKG recognition guidelines that nurses use daily. The guide helps readers to accurately identify EKG rhythms and provides clear explanations of cardiac anatomy and electrical conduction pathways along with a step-by-step approach for evaluating EKG rhythm strips. The book also addresses various clinical causes of each rhythm. Real-life cardiac case scenarios and the generous use of practice rhythm strips will help students to master the challenging task of identifying EKG rhythms clearly and accurately. The bookís ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature provides bullet-point lists that highlight core concepts. Written for nursing students and new nurses, this resource will also be a helpful tutorial for seasoned nurses needing a quick refresher. Key Features: Provides all information nursing students and new nurses need to know for EKG rhythm identification Offers a clearly organized, succinct pocket-size guide for daily use Includes numerous examples of EKG strips to reinforce understanding Links clinical scenarios to each rhythm Facilitates interpretation of challenging heart blocks and pacing and bundle branch blocks
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In the fast-paced world of healthcare, time is of the essence, and a concise and easy-to-use quick reference on EKG interpretation is a necessity.EKG in a Heartbeat is fast, accurate and to the point, and offers busy professionals quick access to important facts.Within this pocket guide are algorithms for rhythm interpretation, axis, hypertrophy, bundle branch blocks and hemiblocks, and myocardial infarct localization, as well as examples of the various rhythms and types of MIs. There is also a 12-lead interpretation checklist. For clinical specialists in cardiac or cardiovascular nursing; cardiac rehab nurses.

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