Twelve-lead ECG for Acute and Critical Care Providers

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Pearson Prentice Hall, Jan 1, 2005 - Medical - 318 pages
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Written by a paramedic with experience teaching at all levels (EMT-P, nurses, etc.)--and based on the objectives of the new DOT curriculum--this user-friendly volume presents a practical, easy-to-understand system for 12 lead ECG interpretation and assessment. A focus on the "need to know" information and a large number of practice cases--with actual 12 leads--provides readers with the solid background and extensive hands-on practice that will help them gain confidence and build competence quickly. Includes sturdy reference cards (detachable from the book) that users can use for reference in actual clinical situations. Lead Placement and Machine Logic. Finding your way around a 9, 12, or 15 Lead ECG. The 12 Lead Assessment. Rapid Axis and Hemiblock Determination. Bundle Branch Blocks. Who's at Risk for Complete Heart Block? Ventricular Tachycardia: Primary Assessment. Acute MI Recognition. A System for Assessing for MI: The Secondary Assessment. Acute MI Clinical Implications. Chamber Enlargement. Electrolyte Changes. Miscellaneous Conditions. The Benefits of Monitoring Lead MCL-1. Difficult Diagnosis: AMI in the Setting of LBBB. Practice Cases. For EMS Education/Paramedic Programs, Critical Care/UMBC programs, and Nursing/Critical Care of Emergency Care programs.

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Contents

Lead Placement and Acquisition
1
Understanding the 12Lead ECG Printout
11
Determining Axis and Hemiblock
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Bob Page ? Multi-Lead Medics ? is the trademarked 12-Lead ECG interpretation workshop developed by Bob Page, AAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, I/C. His mission is to develop and present high-quality, innovative, informative, and entertaining educational programs for personnel involved in the emergency and critical care of patients.

Bob Page is an internationally known speaker, instructor, author, and paramedic. He has presented seminars across the United States, Canada, and in Europe. He is recognized for his energetic, humorous, and motivational style. Bob takes ordinarily dry and hard-to-teach topics and transforms them into a fun, learning experience. Bob calls it "Edutainment."

Bob's presentations are accompanied by exciting AV support from the PowerPoint@ and Keynote programs with graphics, animation, audio, and video clips. Bob has authored dozens of articles on cardiology and other emergency and critical care topics and more recently has developed the cardiology section of the Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Course from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Bob has been an instructor since 1975, teaching a variety of adult education courses from customer service to advanced medical care. He has an Associate degree in Paramedical Technology from Southwest Baptist University. He is a nationally registered and critical care paramedic. He has been involved in EMS since 1978; when he became a CPR instructor. Bob is Director of Emergency Care Education at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Missouri. He is the lead instructor for the paramedic program and has taught at all levels of EMS and nursing. He has earned an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is also a guest instructor at Southwest Baptist University's College of Nursing.

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