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 guidelinesNEW and updated cardiovascular pharmacology contentNEW and updated interventionsExplains ACLS course and exam components and requirementsProven study strategies, end-of-chapter quick quizzes, and an end-of-book practice testExplanations 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 defibrillationStep-by-step how-tos for current treatment algorithmsManaging specific rhythms—hypovolemia, hypoxia, acidosis, hypothermia, cardiac tamponade, tension pneumothorax, pulmonary coronary thrombosis, and moreDozens of colorful diagrams and illustrations outline the core concepts and skills needed for ACLS certification, including:CPR – when and how to use itDevices and procedures skills – safe ventilation techniques, including endotracheal intubation and supraglottic devices, as well as defibrillators, pacemakers, and moreEarly management – managing the first 30 minutes of cardiac emergenciesEmergency conditions – which cardiac rhythms may require ACLS treatmentIV and invasive techniques – such as peripheral and central IV line insertionPharmacology – knowing the action, indication, dosages, and precautions for the major drugs used during ACLSSpecial features that include:Just the facts – quick summary of each chapter’s contento “Nurse Joy” and “Nurse Jake” – expert insights on interventions and problem-solving Quick quiz – multiple-choice questions after each chapter to help you retain knowledgeo 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.