Fast Facts About EKGs for Nurses

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Fast Facts About EKGs for Nurses

SKU# 9780826120069

The Rules of Identifying EKGs in a Nutshell

Author: Michele Angell Landrum RN, CCRN


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In an easy-to-use "Fast Facts" 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 book's "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" 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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 05, 2013
  • Page Count 138
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826120069
  • EISBN 9780826120076

Table of Contents 

Ch. 1 Basic Cardiac Anatomy

Ch. 2 Cardiac Electrical Conduction

Ch. 3 The Cardiac Cycle & the Rhythm Strip

Ch. 4 The Rhythm Strip

Ch. 5 “Reading” the EKG

Ch. 6 Sinus Rhythm

Ch. 7 The Atrial Rhythms

Ch. 8 The Junctional Rhythms

Ch. 9 The Ventricular Rhythms

Ch. 10 Heart Block

Ch. 11 Pacing & Bundle Branch Blocks

Appendix A Practice Strips

Appendix B Practice Scenarios

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