Translates difficult concepts into easy-to-master competencies
This is a user-friendly, step-by-step approach to the challenging clinical topic of Arrhythmia and 12-lead EKG interpretation in the Critical Care andAcute Care settings. Thoroughly researched and authored by nurses for nurses, the guide provides detailed and comprehensive concepts of Arrhythmia and12-lead EKG interpretation with an emphasis on the nurse's role. Written by nurses with extensive experience in mentoring novice and experienced nurses asthey transition into the Critical Care arena, the book delivers the depth and breadth of knowledge required for mastery of this aspect of care forcritically ill patients throughout the lifespan.
Distinguished by its translation of difficult concepts into easy-to-master competencies, the guide‚ clear, logical format is peppered with evidence-based information and helpful practical tips throughout. Such features as bulleted points aid in understanding complex concepts, and learning objectives, keypoints summarized for quick reference to reinforce knowledge. Additionally, the book includes learning activities to evaluate understanding of content,plentiful illustrative case studies, clinical pearls, references, and end-of-chapter review questions. Unique electronic aids that include Cue Cards and Systematic Approach summaries to further add to the guide's value. The guide will be a valuable learning tool for RNs preparing for certification incritical care, experienced critical care nurses and a timesaving teaching aid for critical care clinical educators.
Sandra Goldsworthy, RN, MSc, PhD(c), CNCC(c), CMSN(c), is a recognized critical care expert, having worked in this field for more than 25 years. As an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, with a Research Professorship in Simulation Education, she is also an accomplished practitioner, researcher and author. Sandra holds two national Canadian Nurses Association credentials in Critical Care and Medical Surgical Nursing. Her research focus is simulation and transfer of learning, job readiness and transition of new graduates. Sandra has conducted and published research involving the use of simulation and technology in nursing education. Her recent publications and national and international presentations have concentrated on critical care and technology in nursing. Sandra is the co-editor of all three editions of Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada texts. She recently co-authored Simulation Simplified: A Practical Guide for Nurse Educators, Simulation Simplified: Student Lab Manual for Critical Care Nursing and The Compact Clinical Guide for Mechanical Ventilation.
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