EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant, Second Edition

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EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826168887

Author: Maureen Knechtel MPAS, PA-C



Demystifies EKG interpretation

Delivering succinct, clear explanations to help students easily grasp key concepts, this book provides a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation for NP and PA students, as well as practicing clinicians who need a quick refresher.

The second edition retains the book’s systematic, physiologic approach that trains readers to follow the same steps in evaluating each EKG. It negates the need for rote memorization by facilitating a genuine understanding of EKG interpretation. Using the patient’s presenting symptoms as a starting point, abundant clinical scenarios demonstrate real-life applications for interpreting EKG readings. With scores of figures and tables, and more than 160 EKG tracings, this resource delivers exactly everything PAs and NPs need to provide expert, quality care to their patients.

New to the Second Edition:

  • 15 new EKG tracings in print
  • 30 new case studies with accompanying EKG tracings and teaching points, available online
  • Basic review of clinical conditions related to common EKG abnormalities
  • New review questions at the end of each chapter
  • More complex clinical cases to further challenge the student and increase proficiency in EKG interpretation
  • Additional diagnostic findings in atrial enlargement, bundle branch blocks, and ventricular hypertrophy
  • Updated chapter contrasting PVCs with PACs
  • Key points at the end of every chapter

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 15, 2017
  • Page Count 224
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826168887

About The Author(s) 

Maureen A. Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C, received a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and a master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has spent her clinical career as a physician assistant specializing in general cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. She teaches EKG recognition and interpretation to both physician assistants and nurse practitioners and has been a guest lecturer nationally and locally on topics including chronic angina, ischemic heart disease in women, hypertension, and mixed hyperlipidemia. Maureen is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants, and is currently an assistant professor and principal faculty member with the Milligan College Physician Assistant Program.