The ECG is one of the most commonly used investigations in contemporary medicine. Interpretation of the ECG can appear daunting, but it is actually relatively straightforward as long as a systematic approach is taken. Pocket ECGs for Nurses assists with this task by providing a detailed yet readable introduction to ECG interpretation, supplemented by clinical information about how to act based on its findings. The book begins by covering the basics of cardiac anatomy and physiology and how these relate to the ECG. It then guides nurses on how to perform a high-quality ECG recording, interpret it and make sense of common ECG abrmalities. The book also includes a guide to ambulatory and bedside monitoring as well as useful chapter summaries. This pocketbook is an essential reference for the n-specialist who needs to be able to record and perform a basic and safe interpretation of an ECG. Written in plain language with clear explanations, bullet lists and summaries throughout, this handy guide will benefit nurses as well as paramedics and other allied health professionals in recording and reading ECGs.
Andrew R. Houghton, MA (Oxon.), DM, FRCP (London), FESC, consultant cardiologist & deputy director of medical education, Grantham and District Hospital, UK Alun Roebuck, MSc, PGCRM, BA, Dip NS, Dip ST, RN, NFESC, consultant nurse in cardiology/associate chief nurse, Lincolnshire Heart Centre, Lincoln County Hospital, UK