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New! E-Books from Nursecom

In keeping with Nursecom's mission to make resources available to health professionals on Internet time (yes, right now), two guidebooks are now available in print, on CD-ROM and in eBook form for download.

1) The Six Second ECG: A Practical Guidebook to Basic ECG Interpretation is a 270 page guidebook for those who are new to ECG interpretation. After teaching the Six Second ECG for the past 10 years, many students have requested that a book be written to capture this simple method as well as its many practical tips to reading ECG's.

Health professionals have praised The Six Second ECG Guidebook for its clarity, its simple effective 4 step method and in its ability to deliver on its promise - "You will be able to quickly read ECG's and make sense of their significance within a few short hours."  click here to learn more

Available in print, CD-ROM, and eBook (for immediate download) at SkillStat Learning Inc.

Read the Introduction: Introduction  (156kB)

Sample a chapter: An ECG Primer  (820kB)

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2) Managing Cardiac Emergencies (MCE) is a practical handbook for health professionals who respond to cardiac emergencies. Written by critical care practitioners who have taught cardiac arrest management and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses for a combined period of 30 years, this handbook begins where most ACLS texts leave off.

The MCE handbook's unique "makes sense" approach uses a practical physiological framework to manage cardiac emergencies. Rather than memorizing a sequence of actions, understand clinical actions as they fit within a physiological framework. The authors and their students have long hoped for a book that covers not only what to do in a cardiac emergency but also addresses why actions are performed from a physiological perspective.    click here to learn more

Available in print, CD-ROM, and eBook (for immediate download) formats at SkillStat Learning Inc.

Read the Introduction: Introduction  (95kB)

Sample a chapter: Electrical Interventions  (364kB)

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3) Look for the upcoming release of Responding to Acute Cardiac Events: The Basics and Beyond, a comprehensive guidebook to manage patients who are experiencing an acute cardiac event with hemodynamic compromise. Incorporating content from both The Six Second ECG and Managing Cardiac Emergencies, this text also includes chapters on:

  • respiratory physiology, assessment and management (includes blood gas analysis)
  • managing the hemodynamically stable patient with cardiac risk factors
  • acute coronary syndromes
  • cardiac pharmacology

Written with the candid style typical of The Six Second ECG and Managing Cardiac Emergencies, this guidebook presents the latest in cardiorespiratory management from a physiological perspective. The guidebook works step-by-step through the knowledge sets and skills necessary to manage acute cardiac events. Written by Tracy Barill BSN, MEd and Michael Dare BPE, RN, EMT-P.

Available in print, CD-ROM, and eBook (for immediate download) formats in September 2005. If you wish to be notified when Responding to Acute Cardiac Events: The Basics and Beyond becomes available, please submit your email address. Your email will be used for this purpose only.

Sample a chapter of Responding to Acute Cardiac Events: Respiratory Basics (966k)

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New! Instructor Kits from Nursecom

In keeping with Nursecom's mission to make resources available to health professionals, Six Second ECG Instructor Kits are now available in binder, CD-ROM and download formats. The instructor kits are a "turn-key course in a box" of a proven effective introductory course in basic ECG interpretation. The instructor kit includes:

  • 90 color overheads
  • sample course outlines
  • course roster and course objectives
  • participant handout packages
  • 1 Six Second ECG handbook (plus discount pricing for any further book orders)
  • ECG simulator
  • instruction plan
  • course evaluations
  • CD-ROM of slide presentation, handouts, course outlines, course roster, course evaluations
  • and much more

The Second ECG Instructor Kits have saved educators valuable time and money that would otherwise be spent in course development. Invest in an effective ECG learning system that can be tailored for courses of
2-16 hours in duration. Click here for more information. To place an order, please contact us via email or order the Six Second ECG Instructor Kit at SkillStat Learning Inc. References are provided on request.

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