The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118473736
  • ISBN-13: 9781118473733
  • DDC: 616.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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ECGs for Prehospital Emergency Care is written especially for emergency medical service (EMS), (or prehospital) staff by leading emergency physicians who are also qualified in EMS and renowned teachers. The book instructs on how to interpret the single lead ECG through to more complex cases, and gives ample opportunity to self test, with typical examples of conditions found in the prehospital situation. With ECG interpretation now an important aspect of EMS training, this book will be an invaluable aid to all heath professionals working in this field. This book will be similar to the bestselling ECGs for the Emergency Physician (Volumes 1 and 2, Mattu and Brady) as well as Critical Decisions in Emergency and Acute Care Electrocardiography (Brady and Truwit, in preparation). The large format provides room for 200 examples of ECGs, with enhanced, clearly reproduced traces from which to learn and self test. Additionally, a differential diagnosis chapter covers all the likely conditions that the prehospital health professional will encounter.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Front Matter.
List of Contributors.
1: The ECG in Prehospital Patient Care.
2: Clinical Applications of the Electrocardiogram (ECG).
3: Clinical Impact of the Electrocardiogram (ECG).
4: Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram – Single-, Multi-, and 12-Lead Analysis.
5: Variants of the Normal, Lead Misplacement, and Electrocardiographic Artifact Encountered in Clinical Practice.
6: Cardiac Rhythms and Cardiac Dysrhythmias.
7: Cardiac Rhythms with Normal Rates.
8: Narrow QRS Complex Tachycardia.
9: Wide QRS Complex Tachycardia.
10: Bradycardia.
11: Atrioventricular Conduction Block.
12: Intraventricular Conduction Block: Bundle Branch Block and Other Conduction Abnormalities.
13: Atrial and Ventricular Ectopic Beats.
14: Acute Coronary Syndrome and the 12-Lead ECG.
15: Ischemic Heart Disease: Anatomic and Physiologic Considerations.
16: Historical Development of the Prehospital Electrocardiogram (ECG).
17: Electrocardiographic Findings in Acute Coronary Syndrome.
18: Special Populations, High-Risk Presentation Scenarios, and Advanced Electrocardiographic Techniques.
19: The Electrocardiogram in the Pediatric Patient.
20: The Electrocardiogram in the Poisoned Patient.
21: The Electrocardiogram in Hyperkalemia.
22: Life-Threatening Electrocardiographic Patterns.
23: The Electrocardiogram in Patients with Implanted Devices.
24: Electrocardiographic Tools in Prehospital Care.
25: Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome.
26: Cardiac Arrest Rhythms.
27: Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Common ECG Presentations.
28: Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Narrow Complex Tachycardia.
29: Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Wide Complex Tachycardia.
30: Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Bradyarrhythmia.
31: Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of ST Segment Elevation.
32: Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of ST Segment Depression.
33: Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of T Wave Abnormalities: The Prominent T Wave and T Wave Inversions.