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Medical Critical & Intensive Care

Compact Clinical Guide to Arrhythmia and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation

Foundations of Practice For Critical Care Nurses

by (author) Sandra Goldsworthy & Leslie Graham

Springer Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2016
Critical & Intensive Care, Reference, Emergency
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2016
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Translates difficult concepts into easy-to-master competencies

This is a user-friendly, step-by-step approach to the challenging clinical topic of Arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation in the Critical Care andAcute Care settings. Thoroughly researched and authored by nurses for nurses, the guide provides detailed and comprehensive concepts of Arrhythmia and12-lead EKG interpretation with an emphasis on the nurse's role. Written by nurses with extensive experience in mentoring novice and experienced nurses asthey transition into the Critical Care arena, the book delivers the depth and breadth of knowledge required for mastery of this aspect of care forcritically ill patients throughout the lifespan.

Distinguished by its translation of difficult concepts into easy-to-master competencies, the guide' clear, logical format is peppered with evidence-based information and helpful practical tips throughout. Such features as bulleted points aid in understanding complex concepts, and learning objectives, keypoints summarized for quick reference to reinforce knowledge. Additionally, the book includes learning activities to evaluate understanding of content,plentiful illustrative case studies, clinical pearls, references, and end-of-chapter review questions. Unique electronic aids that include Cue Cards and Systematic Approach summaries to further add to the guide's value. The guide will be a valuable learning tool for RNs preparing for certification incritical care, experienced critical care nurses and a timesaving teaching aid for critical care clinical educators.

Key Features:

  • Delivers the necessary depth and breadth to truly understand and master Arrhythmia and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation
  • Translates complex information into easy-to-master competencies
  • Presents a unique electronic component, bulleted points, key summaries, clinical pearls, case studies, and review questions
  • Represents a timesaving teaching aid and learning tool

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Sandra Goldsworthy, PhD, MSc, RN, CNCC(C), CMSN(C),is an associate professor in the faculty of nursing at the University of Calgary, where she holds a research professorship in simulation education.

Leslie Graham, RN, BScN, MN, CNCC,is Professor, Durham College's Critical Care Nursing E-Learning Graduate Certificate program and the BSN program in collaboration with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

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