Making Sense of the ECG Cases for Self Assessment Second Edition

Author: Andrew R. Houghton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444181858
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Making Sense of the ECG: Cases for Self-Assessment presents everything you need to assess your ability to interpret ECGs accurately, perform differential diagnosis, and decide upon the most appropriate clinical management in each situation. The patients' history, examination and initial investigations are presented along with questions on the ECG interpretation. Detailed explanatory answers ensure this book solves your queries as well as providing practical guidance and essential revision. Use alongside the popular companion Making Sense of the ECG 4E,or independently, as a vital tool to consolidate your knowledge and prepare yourself for future clinical practice.

Making Sense of the ECG

Author: Andrew Houghton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444181823
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Interpreting an ECG correctly and working out what to do next can seem like a daunting task to the non-specialist, yet it is a skill that will be invaluable to any doctor, nurse, or paramedic when evaluating the condition of a patient. Making Sense of the ECG has been written specifically with this in mind, and will help the student and more experienced healthcare practitioner to identify and answer crucial questions, including: Are these abnormalities significant? How to I distinguish between VT and SVT? Has the patient had a myocardial infarction? How do I measure the QT interval? Should I refer this patient to a cardiologist? This practical, easy-to-read and easy-to-remember guide to the ECG as a tool for diagnosis and management has been fully updated in its fourth edition to reflect the latest guidelines.

Making Sense of the ECG Fourth Edition with Cases for Self Assessment Second Edition Set

Author: Andrew Houghton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482242638
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Interpreting an ECG correctly and working out what to do next can seem like a daunting task to the non-specialist, yet it is a skill that will be invaluable to any doctor, nurse, or paramedic when evaluating the condition of a patient. Making Sense of the ECG has been written specifically with this in mind, and will help the student and more experienced healthcare practitioner to identify and answer crucial questions, including: Are these abnormalities significant? How to I distinguish between VT and SVT? Has the patient had a myocardial infarction? How do I measure the QT interval? Should I refer this patient to a cardiologist? This practical, easy-to-read and easy-to-remember guide to the ECG as a tool for diagnosis and management has been fully updated in its fourth edition to reflect the latest guidelines.

Making Sense of Echocardiography

Author: Andrew R Houghton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482228424
Format: PDF
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Echocardiography is one of the most useful and powerful diagnostic tools in the assessment of cardiac function. It remains a rapidly expanding modality, with new techniques constantly developing and maturing. Building on the success of the original work, the second edition of Making Sense of Echocardiography: A Hands-on Guide provides a timely, accessible overview for those learning echocardiography for the first time as well as an accessible handbook that experienced sonographers can refer to throughout their careers. The strong clinical focus and concentration on real-life scenarios make this book especially relevant in day-to-day practice. New chapters in this edition discuss myocardial mechanics and speckle tracking and 3D echo. The book also contains significantly expanded and updated material on: Contrast echocardiography Tissue Doppler imaging Intravascular ultrasound and epicardial echocardiography The left ventricle and its systolic function Left ventricular diastolic function The left atrium Supplying the latest guidelines and evidence-based clinical advice, this edition is also supplemented with new illustrations and an updated website. Fully updated key references for further reading are provided for each chapter. This accessible yet comprehensive text will ensure readers are up to date on the essentials in the field and can confidently integrate new procedures into their everyday practice.

Making Sense of Lung Function Tests Second Edition

Author: Jonathan Dakin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315355353
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Respiratory problems are the most common cause of acute admission to hospital. A variety of diagnostic investigations are required, both for acute and clinic assessment. Making Sense of Lung Function Tests, Second Edition familiarises both trainees and more experienced clinicians with the interpretation of a range of respiratory parameters. It places lung function in a clinical context using real-life examples and provides invaluable hands-on guidance. For this second edition Consultant Respiratory Physician Jonathan Dakin and Consultant Anaesthetist Elena Kourteli are joined by Mark Mottershaw, Chief Respiratory Physiologist from Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, all contributing a broad range of expertise and perspectives. Together they have updated the book throughout and added new chapters including an algorithm for interpretation of pulmonary function tests, exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. The text offers a clear explanation of the concepts which students find difficult, including: The basis of obstructive and restrictive defects Pattern recognition of the flow volume loop Differences between TLCO and KCO Assessment of oxygenation using PO2 and SO2 The basis of Type 1 and type 2 respiratory failure Distinguishing respiratory and metabolic acidosis The relationship between sleep and respiratory failure The information is presented in an accessible way, suitable for those seeking a basic grounding in spirometry or blood gases, but also sufficiently comprehensive for readers completing specialist training in general or respiratory medicine.

ECGs Made Easy E Book

Author: Barbara J Aehlert
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323415474
Format: PDF, Docs
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Understanding ECGs has never been easier than with ECGs Made Easy, 6th Edition! In compliance with the American Heart Association’s 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines, Barbara Aehlert’s new edition offers clear explanations, a conversational tone, and a wealth of practice exercises to help students and professionals from a variety of medical fields learn how to accurately recognize and interpret basic dysrhythmias. Each heart rhythm covered in the book includes a sample ECG rhythm strip and a discussion of possible patient symptoms and general treatment guidelines. Other user-friendly features include: ECG Pearls with insights based on real-world experience, Drug Pearls highlighting the medications used to treat dysrhythmias, Clinical Correlation call-outs, Lead In applicatinos, Stop & Review questions, a comprehensive post-test with answers, and more. It’s everything you need to master ECG interpretation with ease! Clear ECG discussions highlight what you need to know about ECG mechanisms, rhythms, and heart blocks, such as: How Do I Recognize It? What Causes It? What Do I Do About It? Introduction to the 12-Lead ECG chapter provides all the basics for this advanced skill, including determining electrical axis, ECG changes associated with myocardial ischemia and infarction, bundle branch block, and other conditions. A comprehensive post-test with answers at the end of the book measures your understanding. ECG Pearl boxes offer useful hints for interpreting ECGs, such as the importance of the escape pacemaker. Drug Pearl boxes highlight various medications used to treat dysrhythmias. Chapter key terms focus your attention on the most important information. Chapter objectives tied to chapter text enable you to quickly review content that satisfies specific learning objectives. NEW! 38 New cardiac rhythm strips have been added to the book for a total of 260 practice strips. NEW! AHA compliance ensures the book reflects the American Heart Association’s 2015 ECC resuscitation guidelines. NEW! Lead In boxes cover ECG principles, practical applications, indications, techniques, and interpretation. NEW! Expanded coverage of ambulatory monitoring provides more in-depth guidance in this critical area.

Making Sense of Fluids and Electrolytes

Author: Zoja Milovanovic
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498747221
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Interpreting the fluid requirements of a patient and working out what to do next can seem like a daunting task for the non-specialist, yet it is a skill that any doctor, nurse or paramedic needs to be fully appraised of and comfortable with. Making Sense of Fluids and Electrolytes has been written specifically with this in mind, and will help the student and more experienced practitioner working across a variety of healthcare settings to understand why fluid imbalance in a patient may occur, to assess quickly a patient's fluid needs through a thorough clinical assessment and to develop an effective management plan. Reflecting the latest guidelines, this practical, easy-to-read and easy-to remember guide will be an invaluable tool to aid speedy and appropriate management in emergency situations, on the ward and in the clinic.

Rapid Review of ECG Interpretation

Author: Tariq Azeem
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1840765100
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The authors aim to provide a comprehensive review of ECG interpretation in a case presentation format. The book begins with the basic principles of electrocardiography and provides comprehensive tables listing differential diagnoses of all the major ECG abnormalities. The 50 cases illustrated by large format ECG traces in colour have been chosen to cover a wide range of clinical scenarios in cardiology and more general medical practice. Precise answers and detailed discussion follow each question. Important areas each covered by a variety of cases include pacemakers, arrhythmias and myocardial infarction. There are also cases of rarer conditions, and those that illustrate possible important pitfalls in routine clinical practice. This book takes a practical, thought provoking approach. It is a valuable resource for doctors, nurses, technicians and students wishing to extend or reinforce their knowledge of ECG interpretation, and in preparation for examinations.

Making Sense of the ECG

Author: Andrew Houghton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444181831
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2015 Interpreting an ECG correctly and working out what to do next can seem like a daunting task to the non-specialist, yet it is a skill that will be invaluable to any doctor, nurse, or paramedic when evaluating the condition of a patient. Making Sense of the ECG has been written specifically with this in mind, and will help the student and more experienced healthcare practitioner to identify and answer crucial questions, including: Are these abnormalities significant? How to I distinguish between VT and SVT? Has the patient had a myocardial infarction? How do I measure the QT interval? Should I refer this patient to a cardiologist? This practical, easy-to-read and easy-to-remember guide to the ECG as a tool for diagnosis and management has been fully updated in its fourth edition to reflect the latest guidelines.

How to Read Pediatric ECGs

Author: Myung Kun Park
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323035701
Format: PDF, Kindle
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New edition of the popular text for medical students, residents, and practitioners on interpreting electrocardiograms in children. The authors teach the vectorial approach to paediatric ECG interpretation in a simple and practical way. The book contains over 200 actual size ECG tracings, review questions, and case studies for board review.