A comprehensive, systematic approach to 12-lead EKG interpretation covering all the relevant topics you’ll encounter in clinical practice-including treatment options!
Delivering clear and concise explanations to help students easily grasp key concepts, this book provides a comprehensive, no-nonsense approach to EKG interpretation for nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, as well as practicing clinicians who need a quick refresher.
The third edition retains the book&''s systematic, physiologic approach that trains readers to follow the same steps in evaluating EKG tracings. After working through this book, you’ll gain a genuine understanding of EKG interpretation and will no longer need to memorize EKG strips. Using the patient''s presenting symptoms as a starting point, abundant clinical scenarios demonstrate real-life applications for interpreting EKG readings. With over 75 figures and tables and more than 260 EKG tracings, this resource delivers everything you need to provide expert, quality care to your patients.
NEW to the THIRD EDITION
Treatment options included for premature atrial and ventricular contractions, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, ischemia and infarction, and heart block
14 in-depth chapter case scenarios to further challenge you and increase your proficiency in EKG interpretation
60 new EKG tracings, providing you with more than 260 tracings throughout the book
Evidence-based approaches to differentiate between similar EKG patterns
New high-risk EKG descriptions, including multiple types of high-grade heart block and Wellen''s syndrome for acute myocardial infarction
Risk stratification techniques for heart block, acute coronary syndromes, and supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias utilizing the EKG
Addresses EKG interpretation using a systematic, physiologic approach, eliminating the need for memorization
Uses the patient''s presenting clinical symptoms as a starting point to teach critical thinking
Includes more than 75 figures and tables and 260 EKG tracings to further illustrate concepts
Offers 140 end-of-chapter review questions to help solidify your knowledge
Includes 70 case studies with EKG tracings and teaching points at the end of the book, plus additional case studies in each chapter, to connect key concepts with real-world learning
Maureen A. Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C, received a bachelor''s degree in health sciences and a master''s degree in physician assistant studies from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has spent her clinical career as a physician assistant specializing in general cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. She teaches EKG recognition and interpretation to both physician assistants and nurse practitioners and has been a guest lecturer nationally and locally on topics including EKG interpretation, chronic angina, ischemic heart disease in women, hypertension, and mixed hyperlipidemia. Ms. Knechtel is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants, and is currently a principal faculty member and assistant professor with the Milligan College Physician Assistant Program in northeast Tennessee.