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An EKG Interpretation Primer

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Jacqueline Christianson

Nurses International Team

NP-C organization

MSN organization

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: Nurses International Team

Language: English

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Reviewed by Lisa Kuppler-Lee, Nursing Faculty, Radford University on 8/4/22

The book is very good EKG book not only for nursing students but as a review for nurses whom have been away from the bedside as a good refresher course. It covers all areas from anatomy & physiology to the various rhythms including one which... read more

Reviewed by Earlene Masi, Assistant Professor, Anderson University on 12/29/21

This book does a great job introducing the basics of EKG. It is a great book for not only nursing students but other allied health professionals (e.g. Exercise science). The text provides the reader with simple diagrams that align well with... read more

Reviewed by Jonathan Jones, Department Chair, Allied Health, Aiken Technical College on 5/24/21

Very detailed information in the chapters. read more

Reviewed by Dharmendra Nimavat, Associate W, Southern Illinois University Carbondale on 2/24/21

Overall it’s good for beginners read more

Reviewed by Peeranuch LeSeure, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on 7/2/20

This book covers all content areas necessary for novice nursing students and nurses. It would be helpful to include a preface. Providing a preface, table of contents, figure numbers and captions as well as references will increase the academic... read more

Reviewed by Veronica Jean, Professor, Delagado on 5/3/20

The author covers electrocardiogram interpretation (EKG) in a thorough manner. Basic information is explained from the equipment used to obtain an EKG to the interpretation of cardiac rhythms. The EKG interpretation primer includes information on... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 0 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
  • Chapter 1 - EKG Basics and Terminology
  • Chapter 2 - Electrical Activity of the Heart and Basic Wave Forms on an EKG
  • Chapter 3 - EKG Machinery and Setup
  • Chapter 4 - Rhythm Interpretation
  • Chapter 5 - 12 Leads and Special Rhythms

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    This book teaches healthcare professionals the basics of EKG interpretation and is available as a Creative Commons resource. 

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    Jacqueline Christianson

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