Ecg: Essentials Of Electrocardiography by Cathy SotoEcg: Essentials Of Electrocardiography by Cathy Soto

Ecg: Essentials Of Electrocardiography

byCathy Soto

Paperback | January 1, 2016

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ECG: ESSENTIALS OF ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY is designed to help you understand the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform an ECG. Its concise yet comprehensive coverage includes instruction on the anatomy of the heart, electrophysiology of the heart, and ECG basics. To prepare you for completing ECGs in the field, this student-friendly text presents a combination of introductory cardiovascular anatomy, relationships of other body systems to heart health, need-to-know legal and ethical considerations, patient assessment techniques, instructions on how to complete and document ECGs, and basic interpretation of the ECG tracing. "Call-outs" point out material you should memorize, while "Quick Checks" help you test your comprehension as your progress through the text. In addition, thorough coverage of objectives you must master to qualify to sit for the National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) EKG Technician Certification exam are included throughout.
Cathy D. Soto, Ph.D., is a lifelong educator who retired from El Paso Community College after serving for 14 years as program coordinator of the Medical Assisting Program, where she taught all 12 courses including the ECG course. Prior to that, she taught part time for eight years in EPCC's Computer Information Systems Department while...
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Title:Ecg: Essentials Of ElectrocardiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.6 inPublished:January 1, 2016Publisher:Delmar Publishers IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1285180984

ISBN - 13:9781285180984

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Table of Contents

1. Anatomy of the Heart. 2. Body Systems and Heart Health. 3. Heart Electrical Physiology. 4. Cardiovascular Medications. 5. Patient Assessment. 6. Electrocardiogram Basics. 7. Waveforms, Rate, Rhythm, and Artifacts. 8. Recognizing Arrhythmias, Pacemakers, and Emergencies. Appendix A: ECG Performance Competency Assessment. Appendix B: Preparing for Clinical Experiences. Appendix C: Universal Standard Precautions and Icons. Appendix D: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Mnemonics Used in this Book. Appendix E: Test Taking Strategies for National Certification. Appendix F: A Normal Sinus Rhythm (NSR) ECG. Appendix G: 12 Lead ECG: Normal Electrode Placement. References and Suggested Readings. Glossary. Index.