By Philip Jevon(auth.)
ECGs for Nurses offers every thing the nurse must learn about the electrocardiogram. obtainable but accomplished, and filled with case reviews, this moveable consultant allows nurses to develop into expert practitioners in a space usually obvious as hugely complicated. utilizing genuine ECG lines as examples, attainable results at the sufferer and therapies are mentioned, with a spotlight at the function of the nurse.
This totally illustrated moment version is still the fundamental reference advisor for nurses operating in all acute components, in addition to basic nurses and scholars studying approximately ECGs for the 1st time.
- One of the one ECG texts written through a nurse particularly for nurses
- Written by means of knowledgeable within the box
- Easy-to-access info, choked with functional suggestion
- Essential for nurses operating and learning in in depth care, excessive dependency devices, theatre, theatre restoration coronary care devices, scientific wards and coincidence and emergency.
- Case stories and dialogue of genuine ECGs all through.
New to this version
- Fully up-to-date all through with updated guidance and methods
- Includes new instructions on administration of cardiac arrest arrhythmias
- Case reviews additional to all chapters
Chapter 1 The Conduction process within the middle (pages 1–9):
Chapter 2 rules of ECG tracking (pages 10–39):
Chapter three ECG Interpretation of Cardiac Arrhythmias (pages 40–49):
Chapter four Cardiac Arrhythmias Originating within the SA Node (pages 50–71):
Chapter five Cardiac Arrhythmias Originating within the Atria (pages 72–95):
Chapter 6 Cardiac Arrhythmias Originating within the AV Junction (pages 96–113):
Chapter 7 Cardiac Arrhythmias Originating within the Ventricles (pages 114–134):
Chapter eight Cardiac Arrhythmias with Atrioventricular Block (pages 135–154):
Chapter nine Cardiac Arrhythmias linked to Cardiac Arrest (pages 155–168):
Chapter 10 Recording a 12 Lead ECG (pages 169–181):
Chapter eleven analyzing a 12 Lead ECG (pages 182–219):
Chapter 12 administration of Peri?Arrest Arrhythmias (pages 220–242):
Chapter thirteen list maintaining (pages 243–248):
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Avoid pressing on the gel disc itself as this may result in a decrease in electrode conductivity and adherence (Thompson, 1997). 13). 12 Establishing ECG monitoring: smooth down the adhesive area. Reproduced by kind permission of Ambu. 13 Establishing ECG monitoring: attach the ECG cables to the electrodes. Reproduced by kind permission of Ambu. ). (11) Switch the cardiac monitor on and select the required monitoring ECG lead. (12) Ensure the ECG trace is clear. Rectify any difficulties encountered (see below).
Reproduced by kind permission of Philips Healthcare. 24 Principles of ECG Monitoring the standard ten electrode system. It is therefore more comfortable for the patient. In addition it will not interfere with such procedures as cardiac auscultation, CPR, defibrillation and echocardiography. Selection of ECG monitoring leads When undertaking cardiac monitoring to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias or to detect changes in the cardiac axis, it is important to select an ECG monitoring lead that clearly displays atrial and ventricular activity.