ACLS Review Made Incredibly Easy!

Publication Year: 2017

Edition: 3rd Ed.

Authors/Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)

ISBN: 978-1-49-635499-0

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 91

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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
  • “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
  • Now I get it! – real-life patient scenarios illustrating correct ACLS interventions
  • What to look for – tips on identifying and interpreting arrhythmias.

Details

Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 978-1-49-635499-0
Specialty:
Internal Medicine
Cardiology
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency Medicine & Trauma
Critical Care
Language: English
Edition: 3rd Ed.
Pages: 396
Year: 2017
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 91

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