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ACLS Review Made Incredibly Easy

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    ACLS Review Made Incredibly Easy!® gives you the confidence you need to pass the ACLS certification exam as well as the knowledge and skills needed to perform advanced cardiac life support. 
    Packed with easy-to-remember definitions and step-by-step directions on the latest treatment algorithms, this enjoyable review text tackles required ACLS course and exam content. It is also the perfect on-the-spot clinical reference—for nurses, students, and all healthcare professionals.
    Be expertly guided through the latest ACLS training and exam preparation with:
    • NEW and updated content in quick-read, bulleted format, based on current American Heart Association guidelines
    • NEW and updated cardiovascular pharmacology content
    • NEW and updated interventions
    • Explains ACLS course and exam components and requirements
    • Proven study strategies, end-of-chapter quick quizzes, and an end-of-book practice test
    • Explanations of complex concepts—easy-to-retain guidance on how to recognize and treat cardiac arrhythmias, including:
    • Classifications of interventions, including basic life support skills, adult cardiac arrest algorithm, and defibrillation
    • Step-by-step how-tos for current treatment algorithms
    • Managing specific rhythms—hypovolemia, hypoxia, acidosis, hypothermia, cardiac tamponade, tension pneumothorax, pulmonary coronary thrombosis, and more
    • Dozens of colorful diagrams and illustrations outline the core concepts and skills needed for ACLS certification, including:
    • CPR – when and how to use it
    • Devices and procedures skills – safe ventilation techniques, including endotracheal intubation and supraglottic devices, as well as defibrillators, pacemakers, and more
    • Early management – managing the first 30 minutes of cardiac emergencies
    • Emergency conditions – which cardiac rhythms may require ACLS treatment
    • IV and invasive techniques – such as peripheral and central IV line insertion
    • Pharmacology – knowing the action, indication, dosages, and precautions for the major drugs used during ACLS
    • Special features that include:
      • Just the facts – quick summary of each chapter’s content
    o   “Nurse Joy” and “Nurse Jake” – expert insights on interventions and problem-solving
    • Quick quiz – multiple-choice questions after each chapter to help you retain knowledge
    o   Now I get it! – real-life patient scenarios illustrating correct ACLS interventions
    o   What to look for – tips on identifying and interpreting arrhythmias.
    About the Clinical Editor
    Kate Stout, RN, MSN, is a Critical Care Charge RN at Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Specs
    Product Format
    VST ePub2
    Trim Size
    7 x 9
    Incredibly Easy! Series®
    Publication Date
    January 31, 2017
  • About The Author(s)
    Kate Stout RN, MSN
    Critical Care Nurse Specialist
    ACLS Instructor and AHA Affiliate
    MountainView Hospital
    Las Vegas, Nevada
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