EKG Plain and Simple (4e) : 9780134525051

EKG Plain and Simple (4e)

Ellis
 
Edition
 
4
ISBN
 
9780134525051
ISBN 10
 
0134525051
Published
 
06/09/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
512
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$116.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in reading electrocardiograms


This conversational text teaches EKG from basic to advanced concepts
Unlike books that encourage rote memorization, the conversationally-written EKG Plain and Simple puts the student at the patient’s bedside. This popular text focuses not just on identifying rhythms or EKGs, but also on what can be done for the patient. Assuming no prior knowledge, the text covers basic to advanced EKG concepts. Part I progresses seamlessly from basic cardiac A&P through waves and complexes, lead morphology, and rhythms. Part II covers 12-lead interpretation, axis, hypertrophy, myocardial infarction, and more. The author provides many clinical scenarios, anecdotes, and critical-thinking exercises, plus over 500 practice rhythm strips and 12-lead EKGs. The Fourth Edition has been updated to include improved opening scenarios, streamlined explanations, new tables, and more photos, art, and visual aids.


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Now available packaged with the Fourth Edition of EKG Plain and Simple, MyHealthProfessionsLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. No matter their learning style, students will gain a solid foundation in EKG interpretation through pre-built homework assignments, interactive case studies with assessments, animations, videos, and more! Practice CCT and CET exams provide a true-to-life experience that prepares students for their certification exams. Within MyHealthProfessionsLab’s structured environment, students gain knowledge that will carry through to their professional careers.


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Table of contents

I. The Basics
1. Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
2. Electrophysiology
3. Lead Morphology and Placement
4. Technical Aspects of the EKG
5. Calculating Heart Rate
6. How to Interpret a Rhythm Strip
7. Rhythms Originating in the Sinus Node
8. Rhythms Originating in the Atria
9. Rhythms Originating in the AV Junction
10. Rhythms Originating in the Ventricles
11. AV Blocks
12. Rhythm Practice Strips

II. Advanced Concepts
13. How to Interpret a 12-Lead EKG
14. Myocardial Infarction
15. 12-Lead EKG Practice
16. Medications and Electrical Therapy
17. Diagnostic Electrocardiography
18. Putting It All Together: Critical Thinking Scenarios

New to this edition

EKG Plain & Simple, Fourth Edition provides complete coverage of basic to advanced concepts, giving students the foundation they need for a successful career in health care.

  • UPDATED! Improved “What’s It All About” opening scenarios help to show the clinical importance of each chapter’s information.
  • UPDATED! Streamlined explanations simplify the material, with an emphasis on enhanced comprehension.
  • UPDATED! Additional tables pull information together in one place to make retention easier.
  • UPDATED! More photos and improved art make the text more visually appealing and user-friendly.

Also available with MyHealthProfessionsLab®

MyHealthProfessionsLab, is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students gain knowledge that will carry through to their professional careers.

  • Reinforce key concepts. Auto-graded, multiple choice, Homework assignments for each chapter assess student comprehension of that chapter’s learning objectives.
  • Self-Paced Study Modules. Engaging tutorials provide an overview of the content presented in each chapter and serve as a great resource for enhancing students’ comprehension of difficult concepts. These modules are perfect for an interactive, self-paced review of the chapter.
  • Interactive case studies with assessments. These features allow students to hone their reasoning skills and practice real-world application.
  • Labeling Activities. Interactive games reinforce key concepts for your kinesthetic learners. Students learn by doing as they drag and drop the appropriate term.
  • Enhance understanding with multimedia resources. Videos and animations within the Media Library, along with built-in study aids, improve student understanding of key concepts.
  • Digital access anytime, anywhere with the Pearson eText. The Pearson eText gives students access to their textbook anytime, anywhere. In addition to note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking, the Pearson eText offers interactive and sharing features. Instructors can share their comments or highlights, and students can add their own, creating a tight community of learners in your class. The Pearson eText companion app allows existing subscribers to access their titles on an iPad or Android tablet for either online or offline viewing.
  • Save time in class by identifying areas of weakness early with Automatic Grading and Performance Reporting. Automatic grading saves you time, while visual reports allow you to quickly identify students who are struggling. The reports also let you assess overall class and individual student achievement.
  • True-to-Life Exam Preparation. Practice CCT and CET certification exams are pre-built and match exam style–including number of questions and time limits.
Features & benefits

EKG Plain & Simple, Fourth Edition provides complete coverage of basic to advanced concepts, giving students the foundation they need for a successful career in health care.

  • Extensive clinical scenarios, anecdotes, and critical-thinking exercises impart real insight and expertise, offering students valuable clinical insights and experience related to EKGs and the heart.
  • Over 500 practice rhythm strips and 12-lead EKGs illuminate a wide range of cases and conditions, giving students unparalleled opportunities to practice with a wide range of scenarios.
  • Extensive web resources, including videos, practice tests, animations, scenarios, and games, help students deepen their knowledge easily and interactively.
  • Flexible organization is easily adaptable to two-semester or two-quarter courses, or for “mixing and matching,” to reflect unique instructor needs.
  • UPDATED! Improved “What’s It All About” opening scenarios help to show the clinical importance of each chapter’s information.
  • Mid-chapter “Checkups” include questions and scenarios that gauge the student’s readiness to proceed, ensuring that students have mastered each concept so they can move forward with confidence.
  • UPDATED! Streamlined explanations simplify the material, with an emphasis on enhanced comprehension.
  • UPDATED! Additional tables pull information together in one place to make retention easier.
  • UPDATED! More photos and improved art make the text more visually appealing and user-friendly.
  • End-of-chapter summary notes help students re-focus on the most important concepts that have been presented for more efficient study.
  • Ten scenarios in the final chapter help students synthesize and apply the information they’ve learned.

Also available with MyHealthProfessionsLab®

NEW! MyHealthProfessionsLab, is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students gain knowledge that will carry through to their professional careers.

  • Reinforce key concepts. Auto-graded, multiple choice, Homework assignments for each chapter assess student comprehension of that chapter’s learning objectives.
  • Self-Paced Study Modules. Engaging tutorials provide an overview of the content presented in each chapter and serve as a great resource for enhancing students’ comprehension of difficult concepts. These modules are perfect for an interactive, self-paced review of the chapter.
  • Interactive case studies with assessments. These features allow students to hone their reasoning skills and practice real-world application.
  • Labeling Activities. Interactive games reinforce key concepts for your kinesthetic learners. Students learn by doing as they drag and drop the appropriate term.
  • Enhance understanding with multimedia resources. Videos and animations within the Media Library, along with built-in study aids, improve student understanding of key concepts.
  • Digital access anytime, anywhere with the Pearson eText. The Pearson eText gives students access to their textbook anytime, anywhere. In addition to note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking, the Pearson eText offers interactive and sharing features. Instructors can share their comments or highlights, and students can add their own, creating a tight community of learners in your class. The Pearson eText companion app allows existing subscribers to access their titles on an iPad or Android tablet for either online or offline viewing.
  • Save time in class by identifying areas of weakness early with Automatic Grading and Performance Reporting. Automatic grading saves you time, while visual reports allow you to quickly identify students who are struggling. The reports also let you assess overall class and individual student achievement.
  • True-to-Life Exam Preparation. Practice CCT and CET certification exams are pre-built and match exam style—including number of questions and time limits.
Author biography

In her 40-year nursing career, Karen Ellis has authored eight articles on various nursing topics for nursing journals as well as three texts on EKG topics for Pearson Education. She has taught EKG interpretation to Allied Health students at the college level and teaches Continuing Education Nursing Inservices on topics such as Basic and 12-lead EKG, Pacemakers, and Congestive Heart Failure. Karen has worked as a nurse in diverse areas that include Psychiatry, Labor and Delivery, and Coronary/Critical Care.


Karen's philosophy of teaching is that learning should be painless, and, to that end, she uses many clinical anecdotes–and humor–to bring life to potentially boring subject matter.