Intended for students who have had no previous coursework in this field, ECG: ESSENTIALS OF ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of electrocardiography.
Ensuring students understand important concepts, Key Terms appear boldfaced within the chapter text and are defined in the margin on the page where the terms first appear -- providing easy access. All Key Terms also appear in the student-friendly glossary, which includes the chapter number where each Key Term is first introduced so that students may quickly reference it in context within the chapter.
Learning Objectives are included at the start of each chapter and address the knowledge and skills students must master.
Helping students focus on essential information, Call-outs appear throughout the text and provide concise, to-the-point references to material students should memorize.
Boxes highlight important information students don't necessarily need to memorize but with which they should become very familiar. For example, Chapter 7 boxes show arrhythmia rules that distinguish variances from a normal sinus rhythm. More than 30 boxes highlight key information throughout the text.
Maximizing study time, Quick Checks are short five-question quizzes that students can use to immediately test themselves on the material they just read. Answers to Quick Checks are at the end of each chapter.
Offering an excellent review, an end-of-chapter Summary provides a brief, bulleted list to capture the main points of the chapter. Each summary directly correlates to the objectives listed at the beginning of the chapter.
Critical Thinking Challenges and Review Activities provide additional practice exercises -- giving students hands-on experience with what they learn. Answers are not included in the book, allowing these activities to be assignable and gradable.
A Chapter Test concludes each chapter by testing the student on key learning objectives.
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