Compact Clinical Guide to Arrhythmia and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation: Foundations of Practice for Critical Care....pdf

Compact Clinical Guide to Arrhythmia and 12-Lead EKG Interpretation: Foundations of Practice for Critical Care....pdf


This is an authoritative, yet clear and accessible, step-by-step approach to the challenging clinical topic of arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation in Critical Care and Acute Care settings. Written by nurses for practicing nurses, nursing students, and nursing educators, the book helps to foster the breadth and depth of knowledge and mastery of competency that is essential to safely and effectively caring for critically ill patients across the lifespan, including the geriatric critical care patient. With an emphasis on the nurse's role, detailed concepts of arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation are presented in an easy-to-follow format that contains the latest evidence-based information and practical tips. Bulleted points, learning objectives, concise key-point summaries for quick reference, a glossary, and learning activities to evaluate understanding of content, facilitate mastery of complex information. A case study in each chapter with reflection questions, clinical ""pearls,"" references, and review questions help to reinforce learning. Useful digital features include cue cards summarizing practice concepts and brief ""how-to"" videos. The book also features a dedicated chapter on critical care pharmacology as it relates to the cardiac patient, and a chapter on international perspectives in critical care. Key Features: Provides comprehensive, current, user-friendly information on arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation for nurses, students, and educators Helps to foster the knowledge and mastery essential for safely and effectively caring for critically ill patients Written by nurses with extensive experience in teaching and mentoring novice and seasoned nurses in the critical care arena Includes such digital resources as cue cards and short procedural videos Serves as a valuable resource for RNs preparing for national certification in critical care

Sandra Goldsworthy , RN, MSc, PhD(c) CNCC(C) CMSN (C), is Professor, Durham College/UOIT BScN program and the coordinator of the Critical Care E learning program at Durham College (the largest critical care nursing program in Canada). She is currently pursuing her PhD in Nursing at the University of British Columbia, USA. Ms. Goldworthy holds a national CNA credential in Critical Care as well as Medical Surgical Nursing. Her research focus is retention of Critical Care nurses. Ms. Goldsworthy has conducted and published research involving the use of simulation and PDAs in nursing education. She is currently involved in the delivery of critical care simulation and the mentoring of other educators in this technology. Her recent publications and national and international presentations have concentrated on critical care and technology in nursing. Sandra also sits on the national exam committee for the new CNA Medical/Surgical Nursing Certification exam and is the Co-editor of all three editions of Medical Surgical Nursing In Canada . She Co-authored Simulation Simplified: A Practical Guide For Nurse Educators (2012) and Simulation Simplified: Student Lab Manual For Critical Care Nursing . 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. She is also the Simulation Coordinator in this program, working with the integration of simulation across the entire BScN curriculum. She co-authored Simulation Simplified: A Practical Guide For Critical Care Nurse Educators (2012) and has contributed to Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada, 3E , as well as journal articles in International Cath Lab Spotlight. Ms. Graham has presented her research (on simulation and its importance in teaching critical care) at domestic as well as international conferences, including the NTI/AACN Conference, the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL).


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