Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation Second Edition teaches students of all levels – including nurses, physician assistants, cardiovascular technicians, allied health professionals, paramedics, medical students, and physicians – how to interpret a rhythm strip using foundational concepts and a step-by-step approach. Presented in an unintimidating, conversational writing style, Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation facilitates understanding of this complex subject. This text is appropriate for anyone who wishes to learn how to accurately interpret arrhythmias. Students gain a solid understanding of electrophysiology and pathophysiologic mechanisms in the heart and learn how to apply this knowledge to the rhythm strip. The Second Edition is also an excellent reference text for instructors who wish to expand their knowledge of arrhythmia interpretation
This edition includes full coverage of wide-complex tachycardias in four chapters: the basics, the criteria, the approach, and a chapter on synthesis/interpretation, presented in a case study format. Beginner's Perspective boxes written by someone new to arrhythmia recognition provide tips and insight on how to approach the material as a beginner. Finally, this edition includes chapter objectives written to Bloom's taxonomy and includes digital learning tools.
"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 - previous edition
"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