Interpreting Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmias Without Heartache
The book discusses the conduction system of the heart and the purpose of the electrocardiogram. Students learn how to read EKG waveforms and interpret rates and pacing. The book also addresses sinus and atrial dysrhythmias, atrial-ventricular blocks, and ventricular dysrhythmias. Each section of the text includes quizzes that students can use to check their comprehension and progress. Physiology and pathophysiology as they pertain to each dysrhythmia are also addressed, as are common interventions and medications.
Clear and concise, Interpreting Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmias Without Heartache is an ideal teaching tool for students in all levels of nursing programs as well as for practicing nurses needing to refresh their knowledge. The practical applicability of the information also makes this a useful guide for paramedics and emergency medical technicians.