Provide the best possible emergency cardiovascular care — using the newest ECC guidelines! ACLS Study Guide, 5th Edition offers a complete, full-color overview of advanced cardiovascular life support. An easy-to-read approach covers everything from airway management to cardiac arrest rhythms and their management, electrical therapy, acute coronary syndromes, and acute stroke. In addition to the latest ACLS treatment algorithms, this edition includes case studies and hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations.
- Case studies present common, realistic clinical situations, helping you learn and apply skills in cardiac rhythm interpretation, medication administration, and other essential interventions.
- ACLS Pearls boxes offer brief explanations of complex topics and useful tips for clinical practice.
- End-of-chapter quizzes include answers and rationales, helping you learn and remember the most important information.
- Easy-to-understand approach simplifies your study of advanced cardiac life support, thanks to Barbara Aehlert’s unique, conversational writing style.
- NEW! UPDATED content centers on evidence-based practice recommendations, including the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations.
- NEW! Improved format integrates all case studies into the appropriate chapters, so that you can apply concepts immediately to real-world situations.
1. Emergency Cardiovascular Care
2. Airway Management
3. Cardiac Anatomy & Electrophysiology
4. Cardiac Arrest Rhythms (includes case studies)
5. Tachycardias (includes case studies)
6. Bradycardias (includes case studies)
7. Acute Coronary Syndromes (includes case studies)
8. Acute Stroke (includes case study)