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ECGs for Nurses, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-8162-4
296 pages
September 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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ECGs for Nurses provides everything the nurse needs to know about the electrocardiogram. Accessible yet comprehensive, and packed with case studies, this portable guide enables nurses to become skilled practitioners in an area often seen as highly complex. Using real ECG traces as examples, possible effects on the patient and treatment options are discussed, with a focus on the role of the nurse.

This fully illustrated second edition remains the essential reference guide for nurses working in all acute areas, as well as general nurses and students learning about ECGs for the first time.

  • One of the only ECG texts written by a nurse specifically for nurses
  • Written by an expert in the field
  • Easy-to-access information, full of practical advice
  • Essential for nurses working and studying in intensive care, high dependency units, theatre, theatre recovery coronary care units, medical wards and accident and emergency.
  • Case studies and discussion of real ECGs throughout.

New to this edition

  • Fully updated throughout with up-to-date guidelines and procedures
  • Includes new guidelines on management of cardiac arrest arrhythmias
  • Case studies added to all chapters
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Foreword vii.

Chapter 1 The conduction system in the heart.

Chapter 2 Principles of ECG monitoring.

Chapter 3 ECG interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias.

Chapter 4 Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the SA node.

Chapter 5 Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the atria.

Chapter 6 Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the AV junction.

Chapter 7 Cardiac arrhythmias originating in the ventricles.

Chapter 8 Cardiac arrhythmias with atrioventricular block.

Chapter 9 Cardiac arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest.

Chapter 10 Recording a 12 lead ECG.

Chapter 11 Interpreting a 12 lead ECG.

Chapter 12 Management of peri-arrest arrhythmias.

Chapter 13 Record keeping.

Appendix.

Index.

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Phil Jevon is Resuscitation Officer/Clinical Skills Lead at Manor Hospital, Walsal. He is also Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham Medical School and Editor of the British Journal of Resuscitation.
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  • One of the only ECG texts written by a nurse specifically for nurses
  • Written by an expert in the field
  • Easy-to-access information, full of practical advice
  • Essential for nurses working and studying in intensive care, high dependency units, theatre, theatre recovery coronary care units, medical wards and accident and emergency.
  • Case studies and discussion of real ECGs throughout.
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"I thoroughly recommend this text to all who work within an acute care area, or indeed any nurse with an interest in developing their ECG interpretation skills."--British Journal of Resuscitation

"Easy to read, succinct review of the cardiac conduction system...(a) useful tool for any health professional new to a monitored environment, and would provide the essential baseline knowledge required for such staff."--British Journal of Perioperative Nursing

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