A step by step guide to mastering recognition and interpretation of Pediatric EKGs for pediatric nurses at all levels, physician assistants, residents, paramedics, medical students, and technicians.
This time-tested publication has successfully trained numerous pediatric nurses from a leading children’s hospital. Pediatric APRNs and CNSs working in acute or critical care settings, as well as PAs and medical residents need to understand the principles of accurate pediatric EKG interpretation and the appropriate follow up steps necessary for best patient care. With nearly one hundred EKGs and EKG interpretations, this comprehensive but concise text analyzes all levels of arrhythmias to allow pediatric health care providers to interpret normal and abnormal pediatric EKGs with confidence.
This user-friendly, quick reference outlines the basic rules for pediatric arrhythmias and EKG interpretations using a multitude of different EKGs and rhythm strips and basic but critical figures and tables. With the use of a systematic checklist for standard evaluation, the text walks the reader through the essential signs that a health care provider must learn to recognize when examining the EKGs and rhythm strips of their pediatric patients. This book culminates in a robust selection of fifty EKGs for practice and a self-test on the material presented in the preceding chapters. The answers can be compared with the cardiologist’s interpretations for reinforcement of understanding and application.
Pediatric Arrhythmias and lectrocardiograms for the Health Care Provider teaches readers in a quick, at-a-glance approach:
- To obtain an interpretable pediatric tracing
- To implement a proper measurement method
- To understand both normal and abnormal EKGs
- To learn the quickest and most accurate QTc method
- To follow an organized format for rhythm analysis
- To systematically use tables, diagrams, figures, and graphs for interpretation
- To interpret with confidence even the very complicated tracings
- To know which tracings need a pediatric cardiologist’s attention