Ekgs For The Nurse Practitioner And Physician Assistant

Author: Maureen Knechtel, Mpas Pa-C
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ISBN: 9780826168887
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Demystifies EKG interpretation Delivering succinct, clear explanations to help students easily grasp key concepts, this book provides a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation for NP and PA students, as well as practicing clinicians who need a quick refresher. The second edition retains the book s systematic, physiologic approach that trains readers to follow the same steps in evaluating each EKG. It negates the need for rote memorization by facilitating a genuine understanding of EKG interpretation. Using the patient s presenting symptoms as a starting point, abundant clinical scenarios demonstrate real-life applications for interpreting EKG readings. With scores of figures and tables, and more than 160 EKG tracings, this resource delivers exactly everything PAs and NPs need to provide expert, quality care to their patients. New to the Second Edition: 15 new EKG tracings in print 30 new case studies with accompanying EKG tracings and teaching points, available online Basic review of clinical conditions related to common EKG abnormalities New review questions at the end of each chapter More complex clinical cases to further challenge the student and increase proficiency in EKG interpretation Additional diagnostic findings in atrial enlargement, bundle branch blocks, and ventricular hypertrophy Updated chapter contrasting PVCs with PACs Key points at the end of every chapter "

Ekgs For The Nurse Practitioner And Physician Assistant Second Edition

Author: Maureen A. Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826168892
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Demystifies EKG interpretation Delivering succinct, clear explanations to help students easily grasp key concepts, this book provides a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation for nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, as well as practicing clinicians who need a quick refresher. The second edition retains the book's systematic, physiologic approach that trains readers to follow the same steps in evaluating each EKG. It negates the need for rote memorization by facilitating a genuine understanding of EKG interpretation. Using the patient's presenting symptoms as a starting point, abundant clinical scenarios demonstrate real-life applications for interpreting EKG readings. With scores of figures and tables and more than 160 EKG tracings, this resource delivers everything physician assistants and nurse practitioners need to provide expert, quality care to their patients. New to the Second Edition: Nearly 50 new EKG tracings and accompanying case studies Basic review of clinical conditions related to common EKG abnormalities New end-of-chapter review questions to help students summarize their learning More complex clinical cases to further challenge the student and increase proficiency in EKG interpretation Additional diagnostic findings in atrial enlargement, bundle branch blocks, and ventricular hypertrophy Updated chapter contrasting premature ventricular contractions with premature atrial contractions

Ekgs For The Nurse Practitioner And Physician Assistant

Author: Maureen A. Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826199577
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It is vital for NPs and PAs to be highly skilled in EKG interpretation to correctly identify high-risk patients and to make appropriate clinical decisions. This reference book is the first to present a comprehensive, multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation, covering all major topics required for expertise in this area. Based on a physiologic approach that facilitates in-depth understanding, the text includes clinical scenarios that may be seen in practice, and firmly links the information found in the EKG printout to the patientís symptoms. It clearly presents the gamut of requisite topics in EKG interpretationófrom basic to complexóincluding topics not customarily addressed in depth, such as supraventricular tachycardias and pacemaker EKGs. The bookís multifaceted approach to EKG interpretation is enhanced with new approaches and recommendations, charts, and tables. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable students to identify problem areas. This book helps NPs, PAs, and other health professionals master their EKG interpretation skills and apply them with confidence every day. Key Features: Presents the first comprehensive guide to EKG interpretation Based on a physiological approach to promote in-depth understanding Connects the patientís presenting symptoms to EKG interpretation Uses charts, graphs, and printouts to support class discussion Includes end-of-chapter review questions

Fast Facts For Stroke Care Nursing Second Edition

Author: Kathy J. Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826158315
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“[This] quick reference text to guide nurses is a ‘must-have’ as this disease tests our health care delivery system... Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition provides a succinct yet comprehensive review.” --Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, SCRN, CNRN Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Consultant From the Foreword The second edition of this practical, pocket-sized reference has been updated to include the groundbreaking changes to stroke care protocols. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States today and leading preventable cause of long-term disability. This resource fills in the gaps left in neuroscience content in nursing school and streamlines an often intimidating, but critically important, area of care. Featuring diagnostic tests, cutting-edge treatments, and standards for best practice, Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition distills the lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into a clear, easily digestible format. This guide can be used as a staff education resource or as a concise review for SCRN or SNRN certification exams, as well as a refresher for nurses seeking the essentials of stroke care. Content starts with stroke care improvements, covers moving through acute care to postacute care, and finishes with practical pointers for performance improvement. New to the Second Edition: Updated diagnostics with additional MR, CT, and transcranial Doppler options Modified Rankin Scale score Expands upon the neurological assessment with tips for completing it New acute hemorrhagic stroke intervention and 2015 landmark studies on thrombectomy Pipeline device New large-vessel occlusion tools, routing plans, and certification programs for prehospital personnel Expanded use of telemedicine Information for advanced practice providers Changes to the prehospital phase, the acute treatment phase, and the population affected by stroke Key Features: Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, and The Joint Commission Provides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best practice standards

Fast Facts About Neurocritical Care

Author: Diane C. McLaughlin, DNP, AGACNP-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826188230
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“This practical and common-sense approach is an excellent companion to the care you provide to your patient.” -- Grace H. Bryan President, Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants [From the Foreword] This pocket-sized guide distills complicated neurological conditions to deliver the essentials of best care for the neurocritical patient. Often missing from acute care courses, neurocritical care is a growing field, with more patients than ever admitted to the ICU for neurocritical conditions. This specialty requires specificity and precision, but as this practical resource demonstrates, the intricacies of neurocritical care should not be an insurmountable obstacle for any APP. Written in an easy-access style, Fast Facts About Neurocritical Care covers the defining characteristics, clinical presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing considerations of common neurological disorders seen in acute care settings. Chapters review the assessment and diagnosis of common and not-so-common neurological conditions that can often be difficult to recognize and manage. With learning objectives, illustrations, and Fast Facts boxes highlighting critical content, this reference is an invaluable resource for orientation into this oftenchallenging specialty. Key Features: Useful pocket resource for difficult-to-master neurological conditions presenting in ICU Addresses a growing area of healthcare—a rapidly expanding specialty requiring well-versed nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants Reviews the basic neurological exam, as well as exam of the comatose patient Explains pertinent diagnostics including CSF interpretation and different imaging modalities Discusses commonly used treatments and medications Presents an orientation resource to this challenging specialty

Aacn Essentials Of Progressive Care Nursing Second Edition

Author: Marianne Chulay
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071702717
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The authoritative, evidence-based coverage you need to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their families – or prepare for the critical care nursing certification exam Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and written by top clinical experts in acute care nursing, this textbook thoroughly covers all the need-to-know details on the care of adult, critically ill patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book’s practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts, paralleling the blueprint for the critical care nursing CCRN certification examination. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four logical sections, which, taken as a whole, will give you complete understanding of this challenging area of nursing practice: The Essentials – provides fundamental information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnosis. Pathological Conditions – covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered in all adult critical care units Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient – presents advanced critical care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than those generally found in adult critical care units Key Reference Information – includes reference information that you will find helpful in a clinical environment, such as normal laboratory and diagnostic values, algorithms for advanced cardiac life support, and summary tables of critical care drugs and cardiac rhythms Each chapter begins with Knowledge Competencies that can be used to gauge your progress. This edition is compatible with ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation), the online program offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Aacn Essentials Of Critical Care Nursing Second Edition

Author: Marianne Chulay
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071702725
Size: 68.20 MB
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The authoritative, evidence-based coverage you need to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their families – or prepare for the critical care nursing certification exam Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and written by top clinical experts in acute care nursing, this textbook thoroughly covers all the need-to-know details on the care of adult, critically ill patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book’s practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts, paralleling the blueprint for the critical care nursing CCRN certification examination. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four logical sections, which, taken as a whole, will give you complete understanding of this challenging area of nursing practice: The Essentials – provides fundamental information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnosis. Pathological Conditions – covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered in all adult critical care units. Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient – presents advanced critical care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than those generally found in adult critical care units. Key Reference Information – includes reference information that you will find helpful in a clinical environment, such as normal laboratory and diagnostic values, algorithms for advanced cardiac life support, and summary tables of critical care drugs and cardiac rhythms Each chapter begins with Knowledge Competencies that can be used to gauge your progress. This edition is compatible with ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation), the online program offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

12 Lead Ecg The Art Of Interpretation

Author: Tomas B. Garcia
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284053458
Size: 27.26 MB
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Welcome to the most comprehensive resource on 12-Lead ECG interpretation! This all-encompassing, four-color text, updated to the new Second Edition, is designed to make you a fully advanced interpreter of ECGs. Whether you are paramedic, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, medical student, or physician wanting to learn or brush up on your knowledge of electrocardiography, this book will meet your needs. 12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation, Second Edition takes the complex subject of electrocardiography and presents it in a simple, innovative, 3-level approach. Level 1 provides basic information for those with minimal experience interpreting ECGs. Level 2 provides intermediate information for those with a basic understanding of the principles of electrocardiography. Level 3 provides advanced information for those with some mastery of the subject. The entire text is written in a friendly, easy-to-read tone. Additionally, the text contains real-life, full-size ECG strips that are integrated throughout the text and analyzed in conjunction with the concepts they illustrate.

Medical Surgical Nursing Demystified Second Edition

Author: Mary Digiulio
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071771492
Size: 61.69 MB
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This handbook on medical-surgical nursing includes detailed illustrations to show how each major body system works, clear learning objectives and key terms to keep you on track, coverage of pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnoses, treatment, and nursing intervention, and NCLEX-style practice questions at the end of each chapter.