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Basic Dysrhythmias | 3rd Edition

Interpretation and Management

ISBN-10: 0323048560
ISBN-13: 9780323048569
PUBLISHER: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
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Product Description: The Fourth Edition is now updated to reflect the new 2010 emergency cardiac care guidelines. It continues to build on the qualities that made previous editions of the book so well received by ECG students and practitioners. The book has been redesigned in 4 color and restructured to complement the order in which students learn specific skills: ECG components are presented first, followed by information on how to interpret ECGs to arrive at a diagnosis. More complex material follows basic skills, with advanced sections at the end. Packaged with a FREE Companion CD with 200 practice rhythms, the FREE Heart Rate Ruler and FREE Pocket Guide, this edition comes loaded with extras designed to enhance student learning!

nbsp;Features and Benefits

New! Text is compliant to the latest ECC guidelines.

All chapters are updated to comply with the latest ECC guidelines.

Ensures the latest, most accurate information available; follows industry standards.

New! Revision includes an update of the description, causes, and treatment of the dysrhythmias. Objectives, Key Terms, chapter review questions, and the glossary have been updated as needed to fit the new information.

Follows the latest advances in medicine to give providers the most accurate information possible.

New! Expansion of the current sections on the description and management of acute myocardial infarction into the broader concept of acute coronary syndromes, including their description, diagnosis, and management.

Gives the reader the most thorough, advanced information available.

New! 10 case studies with questions have been added to the Arrhythmia Self-assessment Test in Appendix C.

Case studies allow students to place the information in context.

New! Easier to follow, 4-color design! (the book was previously 2 color)

Four color adds interest for the reader and the new format will make it easier to follow the text and distinguish sections from each other, particularly in chapter 10, the treatment chapter.

Author Keith Wesleynbsp;is is a board certified emergency medicine physician who has been involved in EMS since 1989.

Ensures that the text is relevant to prehospital and hospital providers.

Original author Dr. Robert Huszar has written in this field for more than 20 years and has laid down an experienced foundation of ECG information which is advanced now by the continuing author, Dr. Keith Wesley. Dr. Wesley continues this book''s tradition of excellence.

Text is skillfully written, well-thought-out and organized. Concepts are presented in a way that is clear and easy to understand.

Reviewed by experts in ECG interpretation and emergency cardiovascular care

Reviewers with a wide range of expertise ensure that the material is accurate, current, and universal.

Text covers both basic and advanced concepts, incorporating the latest research developments.

Material is pertinent to both the beginning and the experienced prehospital care provider.

Chapters 1-14 cover ECG basics, 3-lead interpretation and treatment of dysrhythmias, and pacemaker rhythms.

Chapters 16-19 cover acute coronary syndromes, thrombus formation, and advanced treatment options.

Advanced level treatment material, such as complete thrombus formation, treatment, and management.

Text is pertinent to the hospital setting as well as the EMS setting.

Arrhythmia Interpretation: Self Assessment appendix now enhanced with 10 case studies with questions!

This chapter-length self-assessment exam gives students a tool with which to evaluate their own comprehension of integral concepts, and aids in review and test preparation. The new case studies and questions allow students to see the whole picture when interpreting an ECG rhythm.

Self-assessment Answer Keys

Allows students to check their own work for self-evaluation.

Chapter Outline

Gives students a quick overview of each chapter''s content.

Learning Objectives

Boxes are provided beside each objective so students can check off mastered information. May also be used by instructors to emphasize points of particular importance.

Key Terms

Help students learn key vocabulary and reinforce basic concepts.


Aid in student comprehension of difficult concepts.

Drug Caution boxes

Gives students valuable tips and reminders on drug use and administration.

Chapter summary

Reinforces major concepts in each chapter and ties the information together.

Patient Care Algorithms

Enables students to see step-by-step management and treatment.

Notes sections

A section to write lecture notes in ensures that all the information the student needs is in one place for review.

Chapter Review Questions

Reinforces and tests the student''s understanding of key topics. Each chapter has 10-12 questions.

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