4. Monitoring Cardiovascular Function 1: ECG Monitoring

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE,
  2. Beverley Ewens RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni BSc(Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA
  1. Philip Jevon,
  2. Beverley Ewens and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch4

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

How to Cite

Jevon, P., Ewens, B. and Pooni, J. S. (2012) Monitoring Cardiovascular Function 1: ECG Monitoring, in Monitoring the Critically III Patient (eds P. Jevon, B. Ewens and J. S. Pooni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337471

Online ISBN: 9781118702932

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Keywords:

  • Asystole and ECG interpretation;
  • Atrial fibrillation and flutter;
  • Broad complex tachycardia;
  • Cardiac arrhythmias and monitor;
  • Electrocardiograph (ECG) monitoring;
  • Monitoring cardiovascular function;
  • Narrow complex tachycardia;
  • Pulseless electrical activity (PEA);
  • Sinus bradycardia, rhythm and tachycardia;
  • Ventricular fibrillation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Common Features of a Cardiac Monitor

  • Setting up ECG Monitoring

  • Potential Problems with ECG Monitoring

  • The ECG and its Relationship to Cardiac Contraction

  • Systematic Approach to ECG Interpretation

  • Definition and Classification of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • Recognition of Important Arrhythmias

  • Conclusion

  • References