We recently talked with Maureen Knechtel about her new book, EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant. As it is vital for NPs and PAs to be highly skilled in EKG interpretation to correctly identify high-risk patients and to make appropriate clinical decisions, this book is the first to present a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation, covering all major topics required for expertise in this area. See the video to hear about her book, why she wrote it, what makes it unique, and what she hopes readers will take away from it.
Interview with Maureen Knechtel: Author of "EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant"
About the Author: Maureen A. Knechtel received a bachelor's degree in health sciences and a master's degree in physician assistant studies from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Upon completion of her training in 2005, she began her career as a cardiology physician assistant with Pittsburgh Cardiac and Vascular Associates. Since 2008, she has been fortunate to further her career as an electrophysiology physician assistant with The Wellmont Cardiovascular Associates Heart Institute in Kingsport, Tennessee. 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. She serves as a primary preceptor for several local physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs. Maureen is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.