This convenient, money saving package provides you with all the tools to learn and practice the art of ECG interpretation. The ECGs Made Easy Study Cards consist of 500, full-color flashcards and is the perfect tool for individual review of rhythm strips. Also ideal for group study, the study cards feature an anatomy review and plenty of practice for basic dysrhythmias and 12-lead strips, all in a randomized order for real-world practice. With 450 additional and unique strips, it's the ideal study tool to accompany the ECGs Made Easy textbook that can be referred to for more detailed explanations and rationale.
"ECGs made easy is a comprehensive and concise text, focusing on the essential information needed to interpret basic dysrhythmias and understand their significance. A description of each dysrhythmia is provided with possible patient signs and symptoms related to dysrhythmia. Where appropriate, current recommended treatment for the dysrhythmia is mentioned. The latest American Heart Association Guidelines have been incorporated into this easy-to-use reference."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Get quick access to essential ECG information with the Pocket Guide for ECGs Made Easy, 6th Edition. Reflecting the American Heart Association’s 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines, this full-color guide contains key points and selected ECG rhythm strips to help you correctly identify ECG rhythms whether you’re in the classroom or in the field. Each rhythm covered in the guide includes a brief description, a summary of heart rhythm characteristics, and a sample ECG rhythm strip. And with its numerous illustrations, call-out boxes, full-color layout, and easy-to-read, conversational style, this portable reference makes essential information not only easy to find, but also easy to understand. Easy-to-read, conversational tone makes understanding the information quick and easy. Brief description of each dysrhythmia is accompanied by a summary of heart rhythm characteristics and a sample ECG rhythm strip. Numerous tables, boxes, and full-color illustrations highlight and summarize key information. ECG Pearl boxes offer useful hints for interpreting ECGs, such as the importance of the escape pacemaker. NEW! Expanded coverage of ambulatory monitoring provides more in-depth guidance in this critical area. NEW! AHA compliance ensures information reflects the American Heart Association’s 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines. NEW! Updated content mirrors the updates in the core text, ECGs Made Easy, 6th Edition.
Now it’s easier than ever to understand and interpret basic dysrhythmias! Barbara J. Aehlert’s ECGs Made Easy, 5th Edition uses a clear, conversational approach and plenty of practice exercises to help you learn ECG recognition. Add the practice rhythm strips in the book with those on the Evolve companion website, and you have more than 500 practice strips for ECG interpretation. Each ECG rhythm includes a sample rhythm strip and a discussion of possible patient symptoms and general treatment guidelines. Also included are ECG Pearls with insights based on real-world experience, Drug Pearls highlighting medications used to treat dysrhythmias, and a handy plastic heart rate calculator ruler for fast interpretation of rhythms. Clear ECG discussions highlight what you need to know about ECG mechanisms, rhythms, and heart blocks, such as: How Do I Recognize It? What Causes It? What Do I Do About It? ECG Pearl boxes offer useful hints for interpreting ECGs, such as the importance of the escape pacemaker. Drug Pearl boxes highlight various medications used to treat dysrhythmias. Introduction to the 12-Lead ECG chapter provides all the basics for this advanced skill, including determining electrical axis, ECG changes associated with myocardial ischemia and infarction, bundle branch block, and other conditions. A comprehensive post-test at the end of the book measures your understanding. A heart rate calculator ruler is included with each textbook, so you can measure heart rates while practicing ECG recognition. Chapter objectives and key terms focus your attention on the most important information. Updated content includes 25 new photos and drawings, for a total of almost 500 illustrations — all in full color. NEW! 10 practice rhythm strips and 65 replacement rhythms are added to the Stop and Review chapter quizzes for a total of 215 practice strips in the book. NEW Animation boxes indicate when you can view animations of key material on the Evolve companion website. NEW! 20 replacement rhythm strips are added to the Evolve site for a total of 100 practice strips online — together with the book, there are now 315 workable practice strips available.
With a storyboard format and full-color illustrations, Phlebotomy: Worktext and Procedures Manual describes all aspects of phlebotomy, with complete coverage of equipment, safety procedures, arterial blood gases, point-of-care testing, and practical phlebotomy skills. Procedures are outlined in a detailed storyboard format, pairing steps with full-color photos to help you understand the equipment and techniques such as venipuncture, dermal puncture, arterial blood collection, and special procedures. Written by Robin Warekois and Richard Robinson, this book also includes workbook sections for review, study questions, competency checklists, and a mock certification exam providing effective preparation for the phlebotomy certification exam. A storyboard format outlines common procedures, with steps accompanied by full-color photos. The Human Anatomy and Physiology section offers in-depth information on body systems. A perforated bookmark on the back cover serves as a "tube guide" or quick reminder of which stopper tops to use for various diagnostic tests. Learning objectives begin each chapter and indicate what you should achieve. Key Terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter and are bolded in the text. Lists of abbreviations at the beginning of each chapter provide a quick reference and explanation for unfamiliar abbreviations. Clinical Tips provide important hints and information. Special icons identify OSHA standards that must be followed when performing procedures. Flashbacks and Flashforwards refer to other information that can help you work safely and efficiently. Competency Checklists contain the most critical and important steps in procedures. Review questions in each chapter help you learn and remember material. A mock certification exam helps in reviewing for the phlebotomy certification exam with 200 multiple-choice questions. A glossary provides definitions of important terms identified in the Key Terms lists at the beginning of each chapter. What would you do? clinical scenarios let you apply your knowledge to real-life challenges in the workplace. Updated venipuncture procedure keeps you current with CLSI standards. Higher-level questions are added to the mock certification exam, asking you to think critically about the information in each chapter. An additional mock certification exam for extra practice is added to the Evolve companion website -- which also includes videos of procedures, interactive exercises, and an audio glossary.
From AACN experts comes a resource dedicated to helping you oversee or care for critical care patients in any practice setting. This comprehensive critical care nursing textbook addresses serious and potentially life-threatening patient conditions with a foundation rooted in the critical thinking process: the comprehension, analysis, synthesis, and application of knowledge. Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the largest specialty nursing organization in the United States, for the most authoritative coverage available. Thorough discussions of each body system emphasize advanced concepts, presenting physiology in an application format that examines the clinical implications of physiological science. Coverage of assessment focuses on interpreting abnormal findings and linking those findings to diagnosis and intervention. Appropriate interventions are discussed from an interdisciplinary, evidence-based perspective. Hundreds of new, full-color illustrations and design clarify important concepts and improve the book's usability. Complex, unfolding case studies are presented in all disease chapters, accompanied by review questions with a comprehensive answer key. Multidisciplinary Plans of Care provide at-a-glance information for common ICU conditions. Nutrition boxes appear in each relevant chapter, offering guidelines for patient needs with specific illnesses. Research-Based Practice Guidelines boxes and Promoting Evidence-Based Practice features appear throughout the text whenever applicable to present the latest research-supported nursing assessment and intervention practices. Drug boxes include common classifications of critical care drugs for specific disorders, including drug, actions, dosage, and special considerations. Applying the Technology features help you apply the latest technology to patient care. NIC Interventions boxes list NIC intervention labels appropriate for the conditions discussed in a chapter.
This is a Pageburst digital textbook; This full-color pocket reference puts essential ECG information at your fingertips! Based on Barbara Aehlert's ECGs Made Easy, 4th Edition, this handy, easy-to-use guide includes a brief description of each rhythm accompanied by a summary of the characteristics of the rhythm and a sample rhythm strip. A compact size makes this reference ideal for use in the field! Numerous tables, boxes, and illustrations are used to summarize key information. Updates reflect current changes to the fourth edition of ECGs Made Easy.
A thorough introductory guide to the techniques of the musculoskeletal examination Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations is a clear, step-by-step learning text and atlas designed to teach essential and foundational skills of musculoskeletal physical assessment. Utilizing concise, easy-to-follow text and hundreds of outstanding photographs, this is an important resource for students, residents in training, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and practicing physicians seeking an organized approach to performing practical, problem-focused musculoskeletal physical examinations. Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations presents a 3-part learning system: 1. Screening Musculoskeletal Examination (SMSE): rapid assessment of structure and function 2. General Musculoskeletal Examination (GMSE): comprehensive assessment of joint inflammation and arthritis 3. Regional Musculoskeletal Examination (RMSE): focused assessments of structure and function combined with special testing of the shoulder, knee, and neck and low back Each chapter is similarly organized to include: Introduction, Clinical Utility and Objectives; Essential Concepts and Clinical History; Overview and Component Parts of the Examination; a Practice Checklist, and brief descriptions of Common Clinical Problems. Superb photographs support the text and enhance the learning process.
"This will be very helpful to students studying leadership and management for the NCLEX. The questions are pertinent and well written, and they cover a wide range of topics. This review is a worthwhile resource for student preparation." Score: 96, 4 Stars. --Doody's Medical Reviews Based on an innovative, active learning paradigm, this course review for the Leadership and Management Nursing Skills NCLEX-RN features the use of unfolding case studies to thoroughly engage students while helping them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Unlike other content review books, this resource builds required content into compelling case scenarios that mimic situations in real-life practice. It features answers and rationales at the end of each chapter and includes 200 questions comprised of 150 multiple choice and 50 alternative NCLEX-RN style questions. The book is also infused with Web links and resources that will keep students engaged and further reinforce realistic decision-making. The review focuses on developing leadership and management competencies, patient care management including advanced directives, ethical and legal issues, organizational management, and delegating responsibilities to other members of the health care team. Students love this innovative approach to learning how to ëthink like a nurseí! Faculty find the case studies useful for clinical make-up assignments. Available in both print and eBook formats, the review is enhanced by the inclusion of URLs linking to resources that expands scope of content and increases content assimilation. Key Features: Promotes active learning through use of unfolding case studies Eschews traditional repetitive question review for an intensified learning experience Provides answers conveniently located at the end of each chapter and rationales for both correct AND incorrect answers Serves as a handy resource for clinical make-up assignments Includes more than 200 questions including 150 multiple choice and 50 alternative NCLEX questions
Manual of Emergency Airway Management, now in its 4th edition, is a practical guide to emergency airway management in any adult or pediatric patient and offers step-by-step instructions on techniques, drug administration, and prevention and management of complications.The book may be used in conjunction with the Difficult Airway CourseTM, or on its own. The text has been reorganized to reflect the decision-making process of emergency care providers treating the patient in distress. Features include: Completely reorganized chapters into cohesive sections Expanded discussion of videolaryngoscopes, including newer, low-cost alternatives More illustrations, with expanded "how to" descriptions Revised and updated airway algorithms
Designed as an online companion to ECGs Made Easy, 4th Edition, by Barbara Aehlert, RN, BSPA this course reinforces concepts found in the textbook with videos, animations, and interactive exercises. The course is organized to parallel the text's table of contents. Most chapters feature a "Scenario Challenge" case study with a sample rhythm strip and other relevant clinical information. Students can manipulate an on-screen cardiac ruler, (called the "ECG Analyst") to take measurements of the ECG tracing and then answer questions about the case. The ECG Analyst can also be used by students to practice measuring and identifying more than 45 additional rhythm strips. Each online chapter concludes with a summary of important concepts that will help students review. In addition, a comprehensive review of all the material-from beginning to end-challenges the student to identify 50 rhythms by examining tracings and viewing rhythms on oscilloscopes as if on a real ECG monitor. Automatically scored assessments include chapter quizzes and a final "post test." "ECG Analyst" cardiac ruler to determine heart rate and other important information. Over 45 practice rhythm strips to be evaluated and identified using the ECG Analyst cardiac ruler. A "Scenario Challenge" case study in most chapters. After studying vital signs and measuring an ECG strip with the ECG Analyst cardiac ruler, students are challenged to answer a series of thought-provoking questions. More than 95 minutes of video and animation to help demonstrate electrophysiology, lead placement, and much more. Expert presenters give clinical pearls about ECG interpretation. Over 40 interactive activities and exercises in the form of matching, memory games, multiple-choice questions, click-and-drag labeling exercises, and more. A comprehensive summary of each chapter that provides a quick review. A comprehensive review of all content, featuring 50 rhythm strips (both static and dynamic) to be identified, with remedial content available at a click. Automatically scored chapter quizzes and a final "post test," many with rhythm strips as part of the question. A glossary with approximately 250 terms.
Introducing the practices and procedures of phlebotomy, Procedures in Phlebotomy, 4th Edition provides easy-to-read guidelines for both basic and special phlebotomy techniques. It describes proper procedures for venipuncture, special collection procedures, and pediatric and geriatric considerations, and addresses essential topics such as infection control, OSHA guidelines, and anatomy and physiology. It also discusses professional issues such as interpersonal communication, department management, total quality, and medical-legal topics. Written by expert phlebotomy educator John C. Flynn, Jr., this edition includes more in-depth content, a new chapter on medical terminology, new case studies, and a practice exam that prepares you for the phlebotomy certification exam. A 150-question practice exam provides a comprehensive review of content and prepares you for the phlebotomy certification examination with questions that mirror the exam's multiple-choice format. Competency score sheets allow you to evaluate your mastery of newly acquired skills related to the most critical and important steps in phlebotomy procedures. A color Tube Guide provides a quick reference for determining the type of tube to use for blood collection of common tests. Review questions at the end of each chapter reinforce your understanding and provide a self-assessment tool. A glossary provides a quick reference to definitions for all of the book's terms. A companion Evolve website enhances learning with interactive quizzes and WebLinks for further reading and research. NEW content includes a new chapter on medical terminology, and also addresses patient quality issues, geriatric considerations, and point-of-care tests. Case studies with critical thinking questions allow you to apply chapter content to real-life scenarios. Lists of key terms identify new terminology. Learning objectives begin each chapter, setting measurable outcomes you will achieve. Spanish phrases related to phlebotomy are included in the appendix for quick reference.
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