Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation uses hundreds of four-color graphics to communicate the complex topics related to arrhythmia recognition. The text focuses on the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the formation and maintenance of complex arrhythmias and on their clinical recognition. Each rhythm strip provides a descriptive table outlining the various abnormalities in a logical, easy-to-follow sequence. In addition, there are analytical narratives outlining what providers should consider when approaching the strip. The tables and analytical narratives are intended to formulate functional interpretative skills to consider when approaching a complex arrhythmia in a clinical situation
There are hundreds of individual rhythm strips contained within the text, each with a small descriptive table outlining the various abnormalities in a logical, easy-to-follow sequence. In addition, there are small descriptive narratives outlining the author’s thought processes when approaching the strip. This table and description process is intended to formulate functional interprepative skills for the student when approaching a complex arrhythmia in a clinical situation.
This text also contains over 100 test strips to sharpen students' skills in approaching unknown rhythms. Each of the test strips also contains the tables and narratives outlined above so that students can check their rationale against the author’s
An American Journal of Nursing 2004 Book of the Year!
"I found the Garcia's Arrhythmias' text to be an excellent adjunct to current Paramedic Course textbooks. The process I used was to give the initial lecture from the Paramedic book, follow with the Garcia text, and finish with the ACLS lecture that pertained to that rhythm. The students were able to grasp each rhythms identity more clearly, leading to higher student success."
-- Ted Huffman, Program Manager - Fire Training Academy
"I have been instructing Paramedic students since 1992. Every year I teach the Cardiology semester, and we have used several different texts to teach cardiac dysrhythmias. This is our first semester using Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation by Dr. Garcia. This is the best text I have ever used to teach this part of the Cardiology course. It is well written, full of valuable information, and has excellent Instructor support materials. The illustrations and rhythm strips are extremely well presented. One added bonus: my students love this book! Bravo to Jones-Bartlett Publishing for providing this outstanding textbook!"
-- Ronald Johnson, D.O., Program/Medical Director, EMS Programs Department of Nursing, Central Texas College