ACLS Study Guide - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 4th Edition

ACLS Study Guide - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)

4th Edition

By Barbara J Aehlert, RN, BSPA, Southwest EMS Education Inc., Phoenix, AZ and Pursley, TX, USA


Part 1: Preparatory

Chapter 1 ? The ABCDs of Emergency Cardiac Care

Chapter 2 ? Airway Management: Oxygenation and Ventilation

Chapter 3 ? Rhythm Recognition

Section 1: Anatomy Review and Basic Electrophysiology

Section 2: Tachydysrhythmias: Too Fast Rhythms

Section 3: Bradydysrhythmias: Too Slow Rhythms

Section 4: Cardiac Arrest: Absent/Pulseless Rhythms

Section 5: Premature Beats and Pacemaker Rhythms

Chapter 4 ? Electrical Therapy

Chapter 5 ? Vascular Access and Medications

Chapter 6 ? Acute Coronary Syndromes

Chapter 7 ? Stroke and Special Resuscitation Situations

Chapter 8 ? Putting It All Together

Part 2: Case Studies

Case 1: Respiratory Arrest

Case 2: Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation with an Automated External Defibrillator

Case 3: Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia/Ventricular Fibrillation

Case 4: Asystole

Case 5: Pulseless Electrical Activity

Case 6: Acute Coronary Syndromes

Case 7: Symptomatic Bradycardia

Case 8: Unstable Tachycardia

Case 9: Stable Tachycardia

Case 10: Acute Ischemic Stroke