Your complete guide for ACLS success Mastering ACLS, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date resource for completing the American Heart Association's Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training. This quick reference presents all of the ACLS course content in a reader-friendly format, along with study strategies and practice tests to boost your knowledge and confidence. Master the concepts and skills you need * Airway management, intubation, and noninvasive airway techniques * Automated and conventional defibrillation, pacemakers, and more * I.V. and invasive therapeutic and monitoring techniques (peripheral and central I.V. lines, pericardiocentesis, thoracentesis, and more) * Lethal and nonlethal arrhythmias * Actions, indications, dosages, and precautions for cardiovascular drugs * Megacode leadership skills Know how to recognize and treat major emergencies * Acute coronary syndromes, stroke, hypothermia, and near-drowning * Ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and pulseless electrical activity * Bradycardia, tachycardia, asystole, shock, and acute pulmonary edema Make learning easy * Key points in boxed sidebars for each topic * Facts in quick-grasp bulleted lists * Key techniques illustrated in full color * Scores of ECG waveforms and treatments algorithms * Complete posttest designed to mimic the ACLS examination. Find new in this edition * More emergency responses and special resuscitation situations * More case scenarios * More on AEDs * New! Basis Life Support guidelines for adult CPR and airway obstruction * Expanded chapter quizzes * Full color throughout.Holmes, H. Nancy is the author of 'Mastering Acls', published 2005 under ISBN 9781582553634 and ISBN 1582553637.