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Author Houghton, Andrew R., author.

Title Pocket ECGs for nurses / by Andrew R. Houghton and Alun Roebuck
Edition First edition
Published Boca Raton, FL : Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (268 pages) : 105 illustrations
Contents Chapter 1 The basics of the heartbeat -- chapter 2 The basics of the ECG -- chapter 3 How to record a 12-lead ECG -- chapter 4 How to read a 12-lead ECG -- chapter 5 Heart rate: Bradycardia and tachycardia -- chapter 6 An approach to heart rhythms -- chapter 7 Supraventricular rhythms -- chapter 8 Ventricular rhythms -- chapter 9 Conduction problems and types of block -- chapter 10 QRS complexes and left ventricular hypertrophy -- chapter 11 ST segment elevation and depression -- chapter 12 T wave changes -- chapter 13 QT interval prolongation -- chapter 14 Bedside and ambulatory monitoring -- chapter 15 Summary of key points
Summary The ECG is one of the most commonly used investigations in contemporary medicine. Interpretation of the ECG can appear daunting, but it is actually relatively straightforward as long as a systematic approach is taken. Pocket ECGs for Nurses assists with this task by providing a detailed yet readable introduction to ECG interpretation, supplemented by clinical information about how to act based on its findings. The book begins by covering the basics of cardiac anatomy and physiology and how these relate to the ECG. It then guides nurses on how to perform a high-quality ECG recording, interpret it and make sense of common ECG abnormalities. The book also includes a guide to ambulatory and bedside monitoring as well as useful chapter summaries. This pocketbook is an essential reference for the non-specialist who needs to be able to record and perform a basic and safe interpretation of an ECG. Written in plain language with clear explanations, bullet lists and summaries throughout, this handy guide will benefit nurses as well as paramedics and other allied health professionals in recording and reading ECGs
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Electrocardiography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Health and Wellbeing
Heart -- Diseases -- Diagnosis -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Heart -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
Heart -- Diseases -- Diagnosis.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Roebuck, Alun, author
ISBN 1498705944