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Understanding EKGs: A Practical Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Brenda M. Beasley

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 18, 2009

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The Third Edition of Beasley’s Understanding EKGs: A Practical Approach retains the popular 5-step approach to EKG interpretation and straightforward presentation of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. It is a perfect for the courses in EMS, nursing, cardiovascular emergencies, and monitor tech training. This new edition contains more than 300 review questions as well as review strips at the end of each chapter to allow for learning reinforcement. New to this edition are Key Points to Remember and a Heart Rate Calculator, which together emphasize and expand upon core material in the text. Assuming no prior EKG knowledge, this Third Edition remains an ideal resource for EKG interpretation in it simplest and most understandable context.

Table of Contents



CHAPTER 1: The Anatomy of Heart: Structure

CHAPTER 2: Cardiovascular Physiology: Function

CHAPTER 3: Basic Electrophysiology

CHAPTER 4: The Electrical Conduction System

CHAPTER 5: The Electrocardiogram

CHAPTER 6: Interpretation of an EKG Strip

CHAPTER 7: Introducing the Sinus Rhythms

CHAPTER 8: Introducing the Atrial Rhythms

CHAPTER 9: Introducing the Junctional Rhythms

CHAPTER 10: Introducing the Ventricular Rhythms

CHAPTER 11: Introducing the Heart Block Rhythms

CHAPTER 12: Introducing the Pacemaker Rhythms

CHAPTER 13: Assessment and Treatment of the Patient with Cardiac Emergencies

CHAPTER 14: More Review Questions

CHAPTER 15: Review EKG Strips

Appendix I: Answers to Review Questions: Chapters 1-14

Appendix 2: Answers to Review Strips

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780133910926

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Understanding 12-Lead EKGs, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition
    Brenda M. Beasley, Michael C. West
  • Essentials of A&P for Emergency Care -- Pearson eText
    Bryan E. Bledsoe, Bruce J. Colbert, Jeff E. Ankney
  • Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Volumes 1-7 -- Pearson eText, 4th Edition
    Bryan E. Bledsoe, Robert S. Porter, Richard A. Cherry

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