This is a book for any care provider - from advanced students and nurses to residents and even specialists - who needs to master the interpretation of ECGs, especially while "on the spot" at the point of care. This easy-to-use, visual guide takes a novel approach, foregrounding the visual clues or "keys" that readers can learn to recognize in ECGs and thus make rapid decisions about next steps at the point of care. The comparatively minimal text focuses on "must-know" information about the underlying cause of ECG abnormalities.
Fred Kusumoto, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine at Mayo College of Medicine and Director of the Electrophysiology and Pacing Section at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. He has been heavily involved in teaching throughout his career and received Mayo’s Excellence in Training in the Discipline of Cardiovascular Diseases two years in a row. He also earned the Teacher of the Year award at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Kusumoto has written two books on cardiac devices and cardiac pathophysiology and has authored over fifty journal articles and book chapters. His most recent book is our own Understanding Intracardiac EGMs and ECGs (2010).
Pam Bernath, RN, also of Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, has been a nurse for almost forty years and has taught ECG analysis to the nursing staff at Mayo for the past six years. This will be her first book publication.
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