ECG Interpretation Made Incredibly Easy! Fifth Edition makes learning to read and interpret rhythm strips easy and fun. This practical and entertaining reference uses a unique, light-hearted writing style that makes learning this complex information non-threatening and highly enjoyable. The book reviews fundamental cardiac anatomy and physiology, explains how to obtain and interpret a rhythm strip, and teaches the reader how to recognize and treat sinus, atrial, and ventricular arrhythmias as well as heart blocks. In addition, the book explains how to obtain and interpret 12-lead ECGs. Special elements found throughout the reference make it easy to remember key points. Each chapter features: A summary of key points; clear, simple explanations of problems; definitions of key terms; illustrations that clearly explain key concepts; bullets, ballot boxes, and checklists that make it easy to spot important points at a glance; sidebars that highlights key facts about ECG interpretation; quick quizzes to test knowledge.
Table of Contents
Contributors and consultants Not another boring foreword Part I: ECG fundamentals 1: Cardiac anatomy and physiology 2: Obtaining a rhythm strip 3: Interpreting a rhythm strip Part II: Recognizing arrhythmias 4: Sinus node arrhythmias 5: Atrial arrhythmias 6: Junctional arrhythmias 7: Ventricular arrhythmias 8: Atrioventricular arrhythmias Part III: Treating arrhythmias 9: Nonpharmacologic treatments 10: Pharmacologic treatments Part IV: The 12-lead ECG 11: Obtaining a 12-lead ECG 12: Interpreting a 12-lead ECG Appendices and index Practice makes perfect ACLS algorithms Brushing up on interpretation skills Look-alike ECG challenge Quick guide to arrhythmias Glossary Selected references Index
While this book advertises that it will make ECG interpretation "easy", it does provide the proper graphics to make this possible. The first few chapters of the book are accessible and the end of chapter quizzes are helpful. However, once you get to Chapter 3"Interpreting a Rhythm Strip", the strips are impossible to interpret due the small size of the strips
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