Grasping concepts relating to the most common rhythms is essential for today’s nurse who sees sicker patients – many requiring telemetry. It is also the backbone of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support training–a must-have for nurses interested in critical care.
Contrary to popular belief, cardiac rhythm identification isn’t hard. What most of us need is access to a good book. EKG/ECG Interpretation Made Simple makes learning to read and interpret rhythm strips simple. Among other things, the book explains how to obtain and interpret a rhythm strip, and interpret 12-lead ECGs.
Here is a preview of what you will learn:
Understanding the Principles Of Cardiac Electrophysiology And ECG Interpretation
The electrical conduction system of the heart The sinoatrial node (SA node)
Studying the clinical aspects of automaticity
Cardiac Electrophysiology: action potential, automatic and electrical vectors
The ECG leads: electrodes, limbleads, chest (precordial) leads, 12-Lead ECG (EKG)
Presentation of ECG leads
Standard display of ECG leads in the 12-lead ECG
ECG Interpretation: definitions, criteria, and characteristics of the normal ECG (EKG) waves, intervals, durations & rhythm
NCLEX practice test questions
Much, much, more!
You can expect to fully understand EKG interpretation and ultimately pass the NCLEX with ease!