The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

Editor(s): William J. Brady, Korin B. Hudson, Robin Naples, Amita Sudhir, Steven H. Mitchell, Jeffrey D. Ferguson, Robert C. Reiser

Published Online: 28 NOV 2012 05:59PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405185776

Online ISBN: 9781118473740

DOI: 10.1002/9781118473740

About this Book

Now that state of the art equipment can be carried in ambulances, prehospital emergency staff are able to perform an ECG soon after arrival on scene, enabling the EMS provider to gather important diagnostic information that can not only guide prehospital therapy but also direct hospital-based treatment. 

This book exclusively addresses ECGs for prehospital emergencies, ranging from basic rhythm diagnosis to critical care applications of the electrocardiogram and advanced 12-lead ECG interpretation in the ACS patient.  It provides self testing traces covering all these conditions seen in prehospital and hospital- based environments. It includes 200 randomly presented cases mirroring real life situations, with the answers set out separately together with additional invaluable information.

Written by highly experienced emergency physicians with EMS qualifications and experience, this text is an ideal learning tool for trainees and fully qualified staff alike, including ground EMS advanced life support providers, aeromedical staff, and inter-facility critical care transport personnel.

Table of contents

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  1. Section 1: The ECG in Prehospital Patient Care

    1. Chapter 2

      Clinical Impact of the Electrocardiogram (ECG) (pages 7–11)

      Robert C. Schutt, William J. Brady and Steven H. Mitchell

  2. Section 2: Cardiac Rhythms and Cardiac Dysrhythmias

    1. Chapter 8

      Bradycardia (pages 44–49)

      Korin B. Hudson, J. Aidan Boswick and William J. Brady

    2. Chapter 9

      Atrioventricular Conduction Block (pages 50–53)

      Steven H. Mitchell, Korin B. Hudson and William J. Brady

    3. Chapter 11

      Atrial and Ventricular Ectopic Beats (pages 62–66)

      Jeffrey D. Ferguson, Michael Levy, J. Aidan Boswick and William J. Brady

  3. Section 3: Acute Coronary Syndrome and the 12-Lead ECG

    1. Chapter 12

      Ischemic Heart Disease: Anatomic and Physiologic Considerations (pages 67–75)

      Peter Pollak, Peter Monteleone, Kelly Williamson, David Carlberg and William J. Brady

  4. Section 4: Special Populations, High-Risk Presentation Scenarios, and Advanced Electrocardiographic Techniques

    1. Chapter 16

      The Electrocardiogram in the Poisoned Patient (pages 104–111)

      Steven H. Mitchell, Christopher P. Holstege and William J. Brady

    2. Chapter 18

      Life-Threatening Electrocardiographic Patterns (pages 117–121)

      Steven H. Mitchell, Richard B. Utarnachitt and William J. Brady

  5. Section 5: Electrocardiographic Differential Diagnosis of Common ECG Presentations

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