It's a jungle out there-here's your survival guide! Are you a survivor? This Real-World Nursing Survival Guide will ensure that you're prepared for anything. Let this outstanding study and review book be your guide through the nursing school jungle. You'll be more than a survivor-you'll be a success! ECGs and the Heart is part of the Real-World Nursing Survival Guide series. With this tool in your hands, you'll have no trouble mastering the complexities of waveform analysis, atrial and ventricular rates, premature ventricular contractions, ventricular tachycardia, asystole, ventricular fibrillation, heart blocks, dysrhythmias, pericarditis, myocardial infarction, and special situations related to pacemakers, drug abuse, surgical therapy, and cardiac trauma. You can depend on this guide for: * A fun, engaging approach that thoroughly explains the ins and outs of ECGs. * Take Home Points that clue you in to study tips and tricks of the trade that will help you get by in the "real world." * Over 150 2-color ECG strips to demonstrate the effect of various conditions on the ECG waveform. * Special icons that alert you to vital facts about calculations, lifespan issues, cultural implications, cautions/dangers, and web links. * Age-specific information that focuses on infants, children, pregnant adults, and older adults. * Interactive NCLEX-style review questions with answers, organized by chapter to help you pinpoint areas for further study. Real-World Nursing Survival Guide: ECGs and the Heart is your key to surviving the jungle of nursing school. Consider adding these other Real-World Nursing Survival Guides to fill up your survival backpack: Drug Calculations and Drug Administration-Learn how to calculate drug dosages and administer all types of drugs, from oral to intravenous. Fluids and Electrolytes-This book will help you learn about fluid and electrolyte balance and its effect on specific populations. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology-These books are designed to complement each other and directly correlate information on disorders and treatment regimens.Beverly George-Gay RN MSN CCRN is the author of 'Real-World Nursing Survival Guide ECG's and the Heart', published 2001 under ISBN 9780721690360 and ISBN 072169036X.