Suitable for use in rapid-response arenas, this how-to guide helps clinicians identify a range of ECG abnormalities, refine the differential diagnosis, and choose the best intervention. It includes chapters that address simple concepts needed to evaluate normal 12-lead ECGs, and present specialized criteria needed to interpret abnormal ECGs.
Part of the "YQA" series, this book, written in a Q and A format, provides information useful for a primary care doctor to be able to understand and treat patients who have hypertension. The answers are presented in an accessible style, with emphasis on evidence-based knowledge.
Provides the reader with information to assist with treatment decisions in the field. This title covers the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention. It also contains drug listings, clinical trial information, the developments, FAQs and website listings of the disease area.
This book incorporates considerable advances in the treatment of stroke that have occurred since the first edition published. This provides an up-to-date and easily accessible source of information on all aspects of stroke care, from acute care through to rehabilitation and secondary prevention.
A US bestseller and Oprah's new webinar author, this is a brain scientist's personal experience of a stroke, her journey to recovery and rare insight into human consciousness and its possibilities for all of us
Provides a practical guide on the care of neurovascular patients Based on nursing theory and evidence-based nursing interventions Includes detail on the management of acute symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation .
Suitable for stroke survivors and carers who may be interested in physical activity after stroke, this book aims to provide health and exercise professionals, and other suitably qualified individuals, with the necessary information to design and evaluate exercise and fitness programmes for stroke survivors that are safe and effective.
About 700,000 people suffer a stroke every year in the U.S. This plain-English guide addresses the many questions and concerns people have about strokes-from what a stroke feels like as it is happening to what steps should be taken immediately afterwards to the treatments and therapies that are necessary throughout long-term recovery.
Acute Stroke Nursing provides an evidence-based, practical text facilitating the provision of optimal stroke care during the primary prevention, acute and continuing care phases. It explores the causes, symptoms and effects of stroke and provides guidance on issues such as nutrition, continence, positioning, mobility and carer support.
In this book, you'll gain a wealth of information, inspiration, advice and support as you navigate your journey through stroke recovery. It also contains the top 100 questions that survivors and their families ask, with answers from the top physicians and therapists in the country.
Exploring the psychological impact of having a stroke, this book provides ways of learning to deal with these effects. Full of practical advice, and insight from stroke survivors, it gives guidance on how to accept and live with some of the long-lasting effects of a stroke.
Provides a clinically relevant resource on electrocardiography for those who care for patients in the emergency setting. This book provides information on ECG abnormalities and their aetiologic differential diagnoses, diagnostic criteria for the ECG manifestations of various clinical diseases/entities, and many 12-lead ECG examples for review.
Hypertension remains the major treatable risk factor for premature cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack and heart failure. Since the last edition, several important clinical trials have been published and new guidelines on how to manage high blood pressure have also been produced.
Unchecked, high blood pressure markedly increases the risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. The author shows that high blood pressure can be prevented and controlled without the use of drugs. He provides guidance for combating the problem, including both general information and recipes, which offer genuine health improvement.
Coronary heart disease is the major cause of death in all industrialized countries. This work is reference for health professionals who care for cardiac patients. It not only encompasses modern cardiology practice, but also considers how the patient came to arrive on coronary care, and what will happen them after they leave.
Suitable for trainee clinicians of various disciplines who find themselves involved in the management of patients undergoing cardiac surgery, this book is also useful for those who are involved in such care in the operating theatre, and elsewhere along the cardiac surgical pathway as an insight to both preoperative and postoperative needs.
With wipeable page surface that allows nurses to write notes and remove them, this title covers basic electrocardiography including cardiac conduction, lead placement, and heart rate calculation; rhythm strip interpretation; causes, signs and symptoms, interventions, and treatment for arrhythmias; and, antiarrhythmic drugs, pacemakers, and ICDs.
Provides a practical compilation of information to assist in the everyday clinical management of the cardiac patient. This title guides clinicians in the diagnosis and management of common conditions encountered on a daily basis in this area of practice.
Part of the popular "Incredibly Easy! Series[registered]", this title offers what you need to know to perform competent and safe maternal and neonatal nursing care. It covers fundamentals, such as fetal development, legal issues, and ethical issues; and family planning, including advantages and disadvantages to contraception methods.
The second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Cardiology provides a comprehensive and fully revised but concise guide to all modern cardiological practice, with an emphasis on practical clinical management in many different settings.
Encourages the reader to accept that the ECG is easy to understand and that its use is just a natural extension of taking the patient's history and performing a physical examination. This title directs users of the electrocardiogram to straightforward and accurate identification of normal and abnormal ECG patterns.