Title Fast Facts Workbook for Cardiac Dysrhythmias and 12-Lead EKGs
Author Paul L. Desmarais
ISBN 9780826175038
List price USD 35.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 260
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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This workbook presents a multitude of practice examples to help critical care students and practitioners grasp and excel at key concepts of 12-lead EKG and dysrhythmia interpretation. Designed to supplement any established dysrhythmia textbook, this straightforward resource is ideal for new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to critical or acute care. This book distills complexities of the 12-lead to determine whether a patient is safe or at risk.

Fast Facts Workbook for Cardiac Dysrhythmias and 12-Lead EKGs delivers instruction on all foundational aspects of EKG interpretation. It contains numerous practice examples with instant feedback to provide nursing students with much-needed reinforcement of this often-challenging content. Feedback includes a detailed discussion of the “why” behind the diagnosis and treatment often missed by students and beginning clinicians.

The book begins with a section on general rules and procedures. Part I progresses into atrial rhythms, junctional rhythms, AV blocks, ventricular rhythms, pacemakers, and 12-lead EKG, including valuable practice exercises with abundant rhythm strips in each chapter. Part II provides answers to all the practice examples, including correct interpretation, treatment, and discussion.


Key Features:

  • Delivers a handy practice workbook on EKG interpretation for new and experienced critical and acute care nurses and students in these specialty areas.
  • Organized to present information from simple to complex
  • Includes numerous practice strips and exemplars with detailed information on correct interpretation, treatment, and discussion
  • Feedback on exemplars promotes critical thinking and clinical understanding
  • Can be used effectively with all current EKG instructional resources to provide much-needed practice examples
  • Features over 80 practice strips




General Rules and Procedures

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Chapter 1. Atrial Rhythms

Chapter 2. Junctional Rhythms

Chapter 3. Heart Blocks

Chapter 4. Ventricular Rhythms

Chapter 5. Paced Rhythms

Chapter 6. 12-Lead EKGs

Chapter 7. All Together Now!



Answers to Chapter 1: Atrial Rhythms

Answers to Chapter 2: Junctional Rhythms

Answers to Chapter 3: Heart Blocks

Answers to Chapter 4: Ventricular Rhythms

Answers to Chapter 5: Paced Rhythms

Answers to Chapter 6: 12-Lead EKGs

Answers to Chapter 7: All Together Now!





About the Author:

Paul L. Desmarais, PhD, RN, has been a practicing RN for 40-plus years, starting as an orderly at O’Blenness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio, in 1975 and Good Samaritan Medical Center in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1976 and progressing to staff nurse in 1978 after graduating from Ohio University–Zanesville. He then worked his way up to become a staff nurse in the ICU at Nashua Memorial Hospital (later to become Southern New Hampshire Medical Center) and then charge nurse and nurse manager of the telemetry unit at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was also the critical care coordinator and acting assistant chief nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire, from 1983 to 1986. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 1984, followed by his master’s degree in nursing, and PhD in nursing from the University of Massachusetts–Lowell in 2003. He continued to work as a bedside nurse even after he began his career as an academic teacher until he retired from bedside care in 2014.

He began his teaching career as an instructor in 1993 at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire, and then moved to warmer climates in 2003 when he accepted a visiting assistant professor position at the University of Central Florida, focusing on critical care nursing and care of the adult patient. He remains at the University of Central Florida as an associate lecturer and continues to focus on critical care nursing while continuing to teach classroom and clinical courses with a heavy focus on caring for patients with coronary artery disease.


Target Audience:

This straightforward resource is ideal for new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to critical or acute care.

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