Ekgs For The Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant

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Item#: 9780826168887
Edition 02
Author Knechtel, Maureen A
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Delivering succinct, clear explanations to help students easily grasp key concepts, this book provides a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation for nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, as well as practicing clinicians who need a quick refresher.The second edition retains the book’s systematic, physiologic approach that trains readers to follow the same steps in evaluating each EKG. It negates the need for rote memorization by facilitating a genuine understanding of EKG interpretation. Using the patient’s presenting symptoms as a starting point, abundant clinical scenarios demonstrate real-life applications for interpreting EKG readings. With scores of figures and tables and more than 200 EKG tracings, this resource delivers everything physician assistants and nurse practitioners need to provide expert, quality care to their patients.New to the Second Edition:Nearly 50 new EKG tracings and accompanying case studiesBasic review of clinical conditions related to common EKG abnormalitiesNew end-of-chapter review questions to help students summarize their learningMore complex clinical cases to further challenge the student and increase proficiency in EKG interpretationAdditional diagnostic findings in atrial enlargement, bundle
anch blocks, and ventricular hypertrophyUpdated chapter contrasting premature ventricular contractions with premature atrial contractionsPowerPoint supplement of case studies with EKGs and teaching points for instructors

Table of Contents
ContentsForeword by Theresa M. Campo, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANPPrefacePART I Basics of Cardiac Physiology and Relationship to the EKG Rhythm Output1.Introduction to the EKG, Cardiac Anatomy, and Electrical Conduction System2.Defining the Intervals3.Lead ReviewPART II Interpreting the 12-Lead EKG4.Rate5.Rhythm6.Axis7.Heart Block8.Ischemia and InfarctionPART III Commonly Occurring Arrhythmias and EKG Findings9.Supraventricular Tachycardia10.Ventricular Arrhythmias11.Paced EKGs12.Drug and Electrolyte Effects on the EKG13.Clinical Conditions That Affect the EKGPART IV Clinical Application14.Applying EKG Skills to Clinical PracticePART V Answer Keys15.Answers to End-of-Chapter Review Questions16.Answers and Teaching Points to Chapter 14 EKGsIndex