12-Lead ECG for Acute and Critical Care Providers : 9780130224606

12-Lead ECG for Acute and Critical Care Providers

Page, Bob
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For EMS Education/Paramedic Programs, Critical Care, and Nursing Programs.

Written by a paramedic with experience teaching at all levels (EMT-P, nurses, etc.)—this user-friendly text presents a practical, easy-to-understand system for 12-Lead ECG interpretation and assessment.

Based on the nationally reknown 12-lead ECG workshop, "Multi-Lead Medics."

A focus on the “need to know” information and a large number of practice cases—with over 400 actual 12-leads—provides students with the solid background and extensive hands-on practice that will help them gain confidence and build competence quickly.

Table of contents
  • 1. Lead Placement and Acquisition of the 12-Lead Electrocardiogram
  • 2. Understanding the 12-Lead ECG Printout
  • 3. Determining Axis and Hemiblock
  • 4. Understanding Bundle Branch Blocks
  • 5. Determining Patient Risk for Complete Heart Block
  • 6. Wide Complex Tachycardia
  • 7. Acute Myocardial Infarction Pathophysiology
  • 8. ECG Patterns of Infarction
  • 9. Locating the AMI: The Secondary Survey
  • 10. The 15-Lead ECG
  • 11. Left Bundle Branch Block and Acute MI
  • 12. Chamber Enlargement
  • 13. Electrolyte, Drug, and Other ECG Changes
  • 14. Putting It All Together
  • Answer Key.
Features & benefits
  • Exceptionally accessible approach to a complex subject—Features a tight focus and a positive, motivating, and encouraging tone.
    • Allows students and instructors to quickly gain an understanding of the 12-lead and build confidence in a short amount of time.

  • Comprehensive, yet simplified and concise—Covers all of the “need to knows” with a minimum of extra material.
    • Allows students and instructors to stay focused on the facts and what they can do rather than on what they can't do.

  • Instructor friendly—Organises content into logical chapters that allow for easy use in a classroom setting. Material is based upon an actual seminar and used in a paramedic program.
    • Allows students and instructors to ease into the 12-lead education model without much stress.

  • Many practice strips with feedback—Features actual patient strips for analysis, and includes pre-hospital applications.
    • Provides students with extensive opportunities for practice with this new skill. The more practice that students get, the more they will learn.

Author biography

Bob PageMulti-Lead Medics is the trademarked 12-Lead ECG interpretation workshop developed by Bob Page, AAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, I/C. His mission is to develop and present high-quality, innovative, informative, and entertaining educational programs for personnel involved in the emergency and critical care of patients.

Bob Page is an internationally known speaker, instructor, author, and paramedic. He has presented seminars across the United States, Canada, and in Europe. He is recognised for his energetic, humourous, and motivational style. Bob takes ordinarily dry and hard-to-teach topics and transforms them into a fun, learning experience. Bob calls it "Edutainment."

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