12-Lead EKG Confidence, Second Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide

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9780826104724: 12-Lead EKG Confidence, Second Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide

This is an excellent workbook for students or healthcare professionals who are just beginning to interpret 12-lead EKGs. The book covers what is expected, but the manner in which it presents the material brings much clarity to the topic."--Doody's Medical Reviews

This practical, comprehensive text serves as a step-by-step, hands-on workbook for those learning to interpret 12-Lead EKGs. With over 45 years of experience in cardiac care, authors Green and Chiaramida present the content and technical understanding students need to accurately analyze, interpret, and comprehend the variety of rhythm strips that make up 12-lead EKGs.

This book introduces basic principles of anatomy and physiology, including a review of the heart's electrical system. The chapters discuss vital elements of cardiology, such as atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, conduction abnormalities and heart block, ischemic and nonischemic disorders, and more. Explanations of terms and concepts are concise and to the point, allowing students to focus on the most important information. With this guide, medical and nursing students will gain the confidence they need to accurately interpret 12-lead EKGs.

Key Features:

  • Self-Study Objectives listed at the start of each chapter
  • Enlarged segments of the 12-Lead EKG rhythm strips to ensure that the student views the appropriate lead, and sees the entire 12-lead strip
  • Worksheets at the end of each chapter, allowing students to practice measurement, evaluate and interpret rhythms, and develop diagnostic reasoning skills
  • A self assessment section for students at the end of the book

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About the Author:

ently holds the position of Clinical Nurse Specialist for Cardiac Services at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Ms. Green previously was nursing education specialist at the Center for Clinical and Professional Development at RWJ Univ Hospital, Coordinator Cardiac Education at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ and CNS at the Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She also worked as a staff nurse in Post-anesthesia and the Cardiac Care Unit at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, NJ. She is licensed and Board Certified APN, a certified CNS, and a Certified Adult Critical Care Nurse, as well as a member of Sigma Theta Tau (both for undergrad and grad studies). She co-authored a previous version of this text with Dr. Chiaramida for Lippincott, which published in 2003 and sold approximately 6,000 copies.

is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Univ of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and Director of the Division of Cardiology at the Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, NJ. Dr. Chiaramida is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians and is certified by American Board of Internal Medicine and is Board Certified in the Cardiovascular Disease Subspecialty. He holds licenses to practice medicine in New Jersey, New York and Georgia. He has published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles in his specialty area, including in such prestigious journals as JAMA, J of CV Pharmacology Chest, The Lancet, and the NE Journal of Medicine. He has conducted Grand Rounds on Cardiac-related topics, including CHF, AFib, Acute MI, Unstable Angina & Non ST Elevation MI, and Endocarditis. He has presented papers at GA Heart Assoc Ann Meeting, and the ACP Conference, NJ Chapter. His research areas have included Controlled Clinical Trials for Digitalis, Infarct Survival, Prevention of Events with Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibition and others.

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