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Compact Clinical Guide to Arrhythmia and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

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Compact Clinical Guide to Arrhythmia and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

SKU# 9780826198464

Author: Sandra Goldsworthy RN, MSc, PhD(c), CNCC(C), CMSN(C), Leslie Graham RN, MN, CNCC(C), CHSE

AJN 2016 Book of The Year Second Place Winner

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Translates difficult concepts into easy-to-master competencies

This is a user-friendly, step-by-step approach to the challenging clinical topic of Arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation in the Critical Care andAcute Care settings. Thoroughly researched and authored by nurses for nurses, the guide provides detailed and comprehensive concepts of Arrhythmia and12-lead EKG interpretation with an emphasis on the nurse's role. Written by nurses with extensive experience in mentoring novice and experienced nurses asthey transition into the Critical Care arena, the book delivers the depth and breadth of knowledge required for mastery of this aspect of care forcritically ill patients throughout the lifespan.

Distinguished by its translation of difficult concepts into easy-to-master competencies, the guide‚ clear, logical format is peppered with evidence-based information and helpful practical tips throughout. Such features as bulleted points aid in understanding complex concepts, and learning objectives, keypoints summarized for quick reference to reinforce knowledge. Additionally, the book includes learning activities to evaluate understanding of content,plentiful illustrative case studies, clinical pearls, references, and end-of-chapter review questions. Unique electronic aids that include Cue Cards and Systematic Approach summaries to further add to the guide's value. The guide will be a valuable learning tool for RNs preparing for certification incritical care, experienced critical care nurses and a timesaving teaching aid for critical care clinical educators.

Key Features:

  • Delivers the necessary depth and breadth to truly understand and master Arrhythmia and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation
  • Translates complex information into easy-to-master competencies
    • Written by nurses for nurses with an emphasis on the nurse's role
  • Presents a unique electronic component, bulleted points, key summaries, clinical pearls, case studies, and review questions
  • Represents a timesaving teaching aid and learning tool

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 13, 2016
  • Page Count 138
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826198464
  • EISBN 9780826198471

About The Author(s) 

Sandra Goldsworthy is a recognized critical care expert, having worked in this field for more than 25 years. As an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, with a Research Professorship in Simulation Education, she is also an accomplished practitioner, researcher and author. Sandra holds two national Canadian Nurses Association credentials in Critical Care and Medical Surgical Nursing. Her research focus is simulation and transfer of learning, job readiness and transition of new graduates. Sandra has conducted and published research involving the use of simulation and technology in nursing education. Her recent publications and national and international presentations have concentrated on critical care and technology in nursing. Sandra is the co-editor of all three editions of Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada texts. She recently co-authored ‘Simulation Simplified: a practical guide for nurse educators’, ‘Simulation Simplified: Student lab manual for critical care nursing’ and The Compact Clinical Guide for Mechanical Ventilation.

Table of Contents 




1. Basic Anatomy and Physiology: Highlights

Wendy Preiano

2. Arrhythmias: Sinus and Atrial

3. Arrhythmias: Junctional and Ventricular

4. Arrhythmias: Atrioventricular Blocks

5. Arrhythmias: Asystole, Pulseless Electrical Activity, and Paced Rhythms

6. 12-Lead EKG Overview

7. Special Situations