ACSM’s Certification Review is the ultimate resource to help you pass the exam to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), or Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES). Highlights include:
- Case studies that reinforce concepts, organized by KSA domains
- Practice Exams that contain questions for each certification level
- Job Task Analysis tables that provide breakdowns of all the KSAs by certification level and domain
“There is no better review than this one for preparing for ACSM’s certification exams. It is authored by the same experts who create the examinations. It is comprehensive, yet specific to each exam. I would recommend this review both for those taking the exam for the first time and for those taking it to renew certification.”
Erik H VanIterson, M.S., M.Bio(University of Minnesota School of Kinesiology)
Weighted Numerical Score: 100 – 5 Stars!
This product definitely prepared me for my certification exam. It is in a similar format, covers similar (if not nearly identical) questions and gives you lots of practice. The only thing I didn’t like about it is that is covers three certifications in one, and although you might need to know the basics of the other areas, I did not use the practice questions for those certifications. It was a little disappointing only using about half the book, but I kept it for future use. It also has a handy appendix section with good forms, protocol and more that I will definitely keep for reference.
You definitely want this book. It gives you a better understand of what your going to need to know and reminds you of things you overlook in the GETP book. Definitely recommend for any certification!
It asked me sample questions that would allow me to be prepared for my test.
I loved the examples and format.
Product Details :
- Series: Acsms Certification Review
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Fourth edition (February 6, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1609139542
- ISBN-13: 978-1609139544
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.5 x 11 inches
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Swanson’s Family Medicine Review efficiently summarizes all the latest know-how in primary care and family medicine practice, giving you the assistance you need to maximize your preparation for the ABFM exam. The case histories and review questions in this best-selling family medicine review book test your knowledge of the latest diagnostic methods, medications, and management techniques, ensuring you’ll be fully prepared to land the best score. Study with Swanson’s Family Medicine Review, the most effective review tool available!
- Confidently prepare for the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) exam with Swanson’s Family Medicine Review!
- Stay up-to-date in the area of treatment and management with enhanced discussions throughout.
Be familiar with the most current developments and information in family medicine with this all-around review of the specialty, ideal for nurses and PAs!
- Assess your mastery of the latest diagnostic methods and management techniques through hundreds of questions and dozens of cases, newly updated to reflect the most current developments in practice.
- Browse the full text, review questions, images, and tips for passing the exam online.
- Earn up to 89 hours of AMA Category 1 Physician’s Recognition Award CME Credit online through Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
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The resource of choice for anyone preparing to take the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) examination.
Used this book for the April 2013 recert exam. I read this book cover to cover and it is definitely a good start. I do not practice Family Medicine ( I work in an emergency room), so I do not use a lot of this material each day. This book brought me up to speed on the basic topics in Family medicine. There are quite a few typo mistakes, however they are easy to catch. Very little obstetrics on the exam (unless you choose that module). You can almost skip that section. However, you will need to review question/ answer format that is similar to the ABFM exam format. This book is NOT at all in the same type of question/answer format that is on the exam.
I highly suggest you review every question on the ABFM website from the last three years In-training exams. These questions are exactly the same format (also some identical questions were on the exam this year) as the true ABFM exam. There are hundreds of other similar question on the AAFP website, however you need to be a member to access those questions. Reviewing the ABFM/AAFP questions is probably more important, I think, than studying this book. I did both and scored very high on the exam. However I probably over studied. I started about three months before the exam.
I used Swanson’s paperback prior to successful recertification in 03. Now it is time to cram again. A friend was very happy with Graber and Wilbur’s book, so I looked at it. It was actually very fun to read due to their humorous insertions. Covers a lot of important topics, and the highlighted helpful tips are actually very helpful.
Somehow the Swanson seemed more polished, so I went with it. The lay out of Swanson isn’t conducive to my $69 Kindle. I had to get paperback because the questions and answers come in small clusters. I had to jump back and forth between different screens. Much easier to flip physical pages than multiple pushes of the forward/back buttons. The cluster of answers is followed by a discussion of the illustrated topics.
If I was determined to use the Kindle, I would have gone with Graber and Wilbur. The answer immediately follows each question.
Use the preview and Kindle Sample options on Amazon to see which you like better. Either one should all good test prep, if read. Failure to read won’t help in either case. Which will you more likely read?
I am a fourth year allopathic medical student on my primary care rotation.
I decided to purchase this book as a way to help guide my reading after the daily clinics. This review works better than the standard textbook because the format encourages active learning. The questions are answered in full detail with brief references to the landmark trials that set the standard of care discussed. In academic medicine, this sort of knowledge is a must.
I enjoy the outlines at the end of each chapter as well. They condense the major concepts that are to be retained. And everything is extremely high yield. If a patient walks in with arm pain, nausea, and crushing substernal pain, you will know precisely what tests to order and what steps to take. The authors put considerable effort into discussing the interventions that must be taken with a diagnosis–something that a resident or senior medical student must learn.
My only concerns are over the occasional misstatements and spelling errors. However, these are easily recognized by readers with some graduate health professions education (eg: referring to elevated anion gap acidosis as “hypernatremia” in the diabetes chapter).
Furthermore, some updates are needed as well. In question 20 on page 22, there is a reference to the endocannibinoid modulator “Rimonabant.” This drug is no longer being manufactured due to concerns over suicidal ideation side effects.
I trust that the authors are working at incorporating these suggestions into the next edition. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my experience with the book.
Product Details :
- Series: Swanson’s Family Medicine Review
- Paperback: 936 pages
- Publisher: Saunders; 7 edition (September 11, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455707902
- ISBN-13: 978-1455707904
- Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 8.4 x 10.6 inches
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Introducing the new book in the MCAT series, the volume that gives students everything they need to succeed on the MCAT, at an affordable price from the company that and gets more people into medical school than any other major course.
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As someone who prepared for months and took the MCAT before, I can say that this book and its predecessors provide a great “reeducation” of old science materials. While the tests in the book do prove effective, the way to succeed via studying is constant practice by doing questions. Grab this if you are feeling iffy about your knowledge of the material (specifically the sciences, verbal reasoning is good, but you should definitely find a supplementary verbal reasoning prep book from another publisher, Princeton Review is good.) but be sure to also get the AAMC exam books too.
I’m prepping to take the MCAT in 2013 and have found this book to be extremely easy to navigate. Not that the material we’re studying isn’t amazingly interesting (sarcasm), but this book makes for easy-reading versus the alternatives that I’ve bought along with it (Princeton Review, Exam Krackers, etc). After I registered my book online, it was so easy to access practice tests and online studying material. The 3 free practice tests online are amazing, allowing you to read through every single question and have detailed answers with them when you finish taking it. I find Kaplan to be the best in MCAT prep, so this book did not disappoint.
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- Series: Kaplan Mcat Premier Program
- Paperback: 1080 pages
- Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; 1 Pap/Psc edition (January 8, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1609786076
- ISBN-13: 978-1609786076
- Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 8.4 x 10.7 inches
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Blueprints Pediatrics provides students with a concise, “need-to-know” review for the pediatrics rotation and the Boards. Each chapter is brief, written in narrative format, and includes pedagogical features such as bolded key words, tables, figures, and key points. This edition includes 2 new sections — For the Boards, which presents 10 USMLE-style questions (answers & rationales at the end of the book) and For the Wards, a section of 2 case studies per chapters — 40 to 50 cases, total. This edition includes 26 full-color dermatology and infectious disease photographs and multicolored flow diagrams of congenital heart defects. A website on thePoint includes the e-Book and 50-100 bonus questions in a question bank.
This is a long read but I hope it saves some other med students from getting stuck with a horrendous text days before their shelf. I bought this for my pediatric clerkship and am currently using it to study for my shelf exam. I’m not sure why there are any positive reviews; it’s probably a few med students attempting a self fulfilling prophecy or friends of the authors. I’ve actually read about half of it by now and have skimmed a great part of it, here’s what I don’t like and why (with specific examples if you care to read):
1. Errors. Both typographical and content errors. Every medical review book will have errors (see First Aid errata every year), but some of the errors really should have been fixed by now. For example, this edition is from 2013 and doesn’t incorporate changes to the Tdap vaccination schedule put in place by the ACIP in 2005. It’s wrong about erythromycin prophylaxis and ophthalmia neonatorum d/t chlamydia trachomatis. Also it fails to mention hydrocephalus as a feature of congenital toxoplasmosis, which I only mention because it’s part of a classic triad, not just one of the random ones. Just to name a few.
2. Content, or lack thereof. Several topics I found important throughout the rotation are nowhere to be found in the book. Unless they’re mentioned in passing in some parts I haven’t read thoroughly (but I check the index). Examples of topics I’ve realized are missing in one day of studying alone include effects of gestational diabetes, craniotabes, SUBGALEAL HEMORRHAGE, CELIAC DISEASE and TUBERCULOSIS. For how long and full of fluff this book is, it is missing some important topics.
3. The formatting. Just awful. There are a bunch of mistakes about how certain headers and sub-headers are stylized so while skimming for a particular topic (in the Infectious Disease section for example) it gets frustrating.
4. It’s full of fluff text and not to-the-point. Some of the sentences are convoluted and awkwardly written making getting the pertinent points out of them slower.
5. Rather than giving certain topics it’s own section (like epiglottitis) it addresses them in full (epidemiology, presentation, treatment, etc) as a tangent within a section of another condition. This can get you in trouble if you’re just skimming for pertinent information.
Ok rant off. I’m burning this thing soon since I’m not cruel enough to try to pawn it off on a friend or classmate.
This was the only real resource I used for my shelf exam, and it certainly assured that I did very well! It has a great overview of all topics, and goes into enough detail that you have a solid understanding without being overwhelmed by minutia. Compared to my classmates that used Case Files for Pediatrics, I did much better, and felt like I could better perform on the rotation itself.
However- It does take much longer to get through than Case files, so if you’re the kind of student that puts off studying until the last week before your shelf exam, I’d get Case. Otherwise, Blueprints hands down!
If I wanted an in depth review of pediatrics, this is the book to turn into. The graphs and charts in the book are very helpful with memorizing and understanding. The end of chapter summary lets me know what I needed to remember. The end of chapter questions are also great way to review the chapter. I wish there were more colorful pictures throughout the chapter instead of having all the colored pictures in the middle of the book.
Book was very thorough and complete with excellent cases at the end. Would recommend to start reading at the very beginning of your peds rotation because there are a lot of chapters. Some would say that there is too much detail but I would argue that plenty of the finer detail diseases are fair game on the Shelf exam. This book will more than prepare for the Peds portion on your Step 2 exam.
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- Series: Blueprints Series
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Sixth edition (March 8, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451116047
- ISBN-13: 978-1451116045
- Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.8 x 0.7 inches
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Combining over 1200 clinical images, 300 color illustrations and concise, bulleted text, Core Radiology is a comprehensive, up-to-date resource for learning, reference and board review. The clearly-formatted design integrates the images and accompanying text, facilitating streamlined and efficient learning.
All subjects covered by the American Board of Radiology Core Exam are included: • Breast imaging, including interventions and MRI • Neuroimaging, including brain, head and neck, and spine • Musculoskeletal imaging, including knee and shoulder MRI • Genitourinary imaging, including pelvic MRI • Gastrointestinal imaging, including MRI and MRCP • General, vascular, gynecological and obstetrical ultrasound • Nuclear imaging, including PET-CT and nuclear cardiology • Thoracic imaging • Cardiovascular imaging, including cardiac CT and MRI • Pediatric imaging • Interventional radiology • Radiological physics review, contrast media and reactions. Essential reading for radiology residents reviewing for boards, as well as practicing radiologists seeking a practical up-to-date guide to the field.
Optimized for the new radiology boards, the visual approach and clear formatting of Core Radiology promotes streamlined learning for radiology residents, practicing radiologists, medical students and practitioners in allied fields. All subjects covered by the American Board of Radiology Core Exam are included in this image-rich, comprehensive resource.
About the Author
Jacob Mandell, MD Radiology Residency, Class of 2013, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Finally a legitimate replacement for the Primer (which has not seen much advancement over its previous two editions). Core Radiology is just that, a well-designed basic textbook covering general radiology. I think it remains to be seen if it provides a good study guide for the core radiology exam (since nobody knows what that ridiculous exam covers including the ABR), but it certainly provides a healthy starting point for new and even some seasoned residents at the beginning of their new subspecialty rotations. Easy to follow diagrams and clear images make this a worthy competitor (and I would argue replacement) to the “tired” appearing Brant and Helms and Primer.
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- Paperback: 895 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 11, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1107679680
- ISBN-13: 978-1107679689
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.6 x 1.6 inches
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Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems remains one of the most dynamic forces in medical education, delivering abundantly illustrated and clinically essential content in a rapidly expanding field of practice. Now in its Eighth Edition, this atlas continues to build upon its reputation as a premiere teaching resource, combining the best of both worlds—anatomical and clinical.
New features include: even more clinical imaging and relevance, with 15 new CTs/MRIs and 25 new illustrations with nerves highlighted; new features that promote the understanding of neurobiology, including circuit drawings, 2-page spread summarizing hypothalmus, 2-page spread summarizing connections, and summaries added to Anatomical Orientation images; 50 USMLE-style review questions with extensive explanations and bonus Interactive Question Bank online, for a total of 235 Q&As offering self-paced review and exam preparation; 32 stained section photographs in Chapter 6, now printed in their original, accurate color, replacing the previous black and white versions.
This is a terrific atlas; Lippincott’s “the point” website also makes the images available for downloading. A great book and highly recommended for ADVANCED neuroanatomy courses.
For the price I had expected color photographs. It’s very difficult to distinguish some structures in black and white. C’mon, it’s the 21st century!
A Helpful supplement to lecture notes and slides. The atlas is arranged pretty well so you can quiz yourself to see if you know the sections and pathways: One page would be a labelled diagram while the other side is the unlabeled photo. You still have to go to class or read the text to understand whats happening but otherwise, a pretty descent purchase.
This text was required for a neuroanatomy class at the University of Florida. The book is well illustrated and a handy reference to human neuroanatomy. If you take the course, be sure to study everyday.
Well developed and helpful illustrations . Question section helps gain more assurance you are getting the material. Suggest read them first to help focus.
So this is the only neuro atlas I’ve used, so who knows, maybe it’s great, but the axial cross sections are only labelled on the page next to it. Although most students didn’t seem to care, it made it very difficult to know which spot the term corresponded to (i.e. try picking out nucleus ambiguus on a cross section of the brainstem without a line pointing right at it). This only affected the cross section pictures however (section 6 I believe), so if you’re just doing external features it’s not that bad. The online resources basically allow you to cover the answers without putting something over it which is nice but once again it doesn’t work at all with the cross section pictures.
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- Series: Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Strutures, Sections, and Systems (Haines)
- Paperback: 344 pages
- Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Eighth, North American Edition edition (June 7, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1605476536
- ISBN-13: 978-1605476537
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.7 x 11.7 inches
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The new 6th edition of Core Review for Critical Care Nursing helps readers assess and build their knowledge of critical care nursing as they prepare for the certification exam. The book consists of three 200-question sample examinations that provide extensive practice and review key content. An in-depth rationale, complete with references, is included for each question. Written under the authority of the American Association for Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this book is an ideal study tool to facilitate preparation for critical care nursing certification.
- Based on Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing, 6th Edition, the review is designed to follow along with the core text.
- Three separate sample examinations each address the complete range of important areas in critical care nursing and challenge readers’ mastery of the essential knowledge base in the specialty.
- Answers are provided for each question, accompanied by rationales and references, to assist readers in building their knowledge.
- Each examination mirrors the certification examination content, multiple-choice question format, and content distribution, giving readers realistic practice for the examination.
- Three additional online sample examinations give users extra practice.
- Contains a review of the synergy model, including Professional Care and Ethical Practice.
- Contains a review of the AHRQ and JCAHO evidence-based practice guidelines that are incorporated in Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing, 6th Ed.
I bought several items to study for the CCRN. I found the CD for this book (it comes with it) to be the most helpful part of my preparation for the test. Since AACN puts this out, I assumed the practice test questions would be more indicative of what I would find on the actual CCRN test and this turned out to be correct. I highly recommend using the CD for most of your practice question review. The rationale section teaches you how AACN wants you to answer these questions. I passed with an overall score of 89% and scored a 100% on many sections with 95% on cardiac and over 90% on pulmonary.
I also used the Pass CCRN materials and found the review book to have way too much information than necessary. I thought the CD portion was very helpful, but the practice questions were a lot harder than what you’ll find on the actual test. It’s a great resource to have on hand, but I’d recommend you invest in a good review series like a DVD review from Laura Gasparis or David Woodruff’s series ([...]). I used Woodruff’s series mainly for the bulk of the review. He has an iPod series that has all the basic information you need to pass the test while Pass CCRN is a complete comprehensive review of topics that will never show up on the CCRN. I usually recommend to friends that they get an overall review like Gasparis or Woodruff, and this AACN book with the CD to practice questions. Good luck!
I just passed the CCRN. I used only this book and cd took a review course (2 day course) and listened to a review course on cd in my car 1 hour a day just before i took the exam. I studied at the library buy 1.taking 1 of 3 exams a day in the book then 2 correcting it and reading all the rationales for all the questions in the exam I mean all of them.Then retake the exam usually I get 95% after correcting and rationale reading now try to do this in a 2-4hr period for each exam in the book. Then look at questions in the cd lots are the same just repeating the same question but thats ok you are learning and biulding your knowledge always read the rationales as much as you can . Take the exam on the CD and read the rationales after taking the exam. I say I put in a good 16-20 hrs total in a 2 week period at the library with this book. I got a 83% on the ccrn exam. I have seen other books and questions are way to out there and rationales are worse you are wasting your time.This is the book you need. Good Luck
I just passed the CCRN with 113 correct answers. I took a 2 day CCRN course with Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio before I started looking at these questions. In retrospect, I would use the CD that accompanies the book only (don’t buy the kindle version as you probably won’t get the CD with it – not sure but that is just my best guess) – you can test your knowledge in the study mode and by system review so you can see where you are weak. The questions on the CD are repeated from the book plus some extra questions. To help me get a greater understanding of the content where I was weak, I suggest “Critical Care Nursing Certification” by Thomas Ahrens, Donna Prentics and Ruth Kleinpell. Again, buy the book and not the kindle (with that book I didn’t get a CD that comes with the book). Keep in mind, I was getting 61% consistently on the practice tests so if that is happening to you, don’t worry, just keep praciticing.
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- Series: Alspach, AACN Certification and Core Review for High Acuity and Critical Care
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Saunders; 6 edition (July 9, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416035923
- ISBN-13: 978-1416035923
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.4 x 10.1 inches
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Written by and for nurse practitioners, and also suitable for physician’s assistants, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider, 4th Edition focuses on what you need to know to safely and effectively prescribe drugs for primary care. An emphasis on patient teaching helps you gain patient adherence to prescribed drug regimens, and guidelines for health promotion help in maintaining and improving your patients’ health. Now in full color, this edition expands the book’s emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice, and adds coverage of new drugs, new drug classes, and new therapeutic drug uses. Written by leading nurse practitioner authorities Marilyn Winterton Edmunds and Maren Stewart Mayhew, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider teaches principles of pharmacotherapeutics using today’s most commonly used drugs.
- A Key Drugs focus highlights the most commonly used and most representative drugs of each major drug class – with particular emphasis on the top 100 most commonly prescribed drugs.
- Emphasis on patient teaching helps you communicate with patients and family caregivers to promote adherence to the drug regimen.
- Emphasis on health promotion describes how to help patients stay well and improve their health, including coverage of immunizations and biologicals, vitamins, weight management, and smoking cessation.
- Evidence-Based Decision-Making and Treatment Guidelines chapter (11) provides practical guidelines for using the best current research evidence to make decisions about the care of individual patients.
- Extensive coverage of drug therapy for special populations such as geriatric and pediatric patients includes considerations related to age, pregnancy, race, and other factors.
- UNIQUE! Coverage of prescriptive practice includes topics such as prescriptive authority, role implementation, and the role of nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs, and CNSs) and physician assistants in writing prescriptions.
- NEW! Full-color design and illustrations highlight the most important content.
- DRUG UPDATES reflect the latest FDA-approved drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic uses.
- Expanded emphasis on the QSEN priorities of safety and evidence-based practice helps you eliminate drug prescribing errors with color-highlighted Safety Alerts! and NEW Clinical Practice Alerts!
- NEW section on male hormone replacement therapies adds coverage of men to that for women.
- Updated evidence-based prescribing information reflects the latest national clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatment guidelines, including the latest clinical treatment guidelines for diabetes.
- NEW! Complementary and Alternative Products tables highlight interactions with drugs, and are emphasized with a distinctive icon.
- Updated Drug Overview tables are enhanced with color as well as Top 100 icons that highlight the most commonly prescribed drugs.
I highly recommend this book. The explanations are easy to understand and the chapters are divided in a way that makes sense. My only complaint is the pages of the book are very flimsy. I ended up buying it again in an electronic version because I did not care for the quality of the paper back.
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- Series: Edmunds, Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider
- Paperback: 880 pages
- Publisher: Mosby; 4 edition (July 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0323087906
- ISBN-13: 978-0323087902
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 11 inches
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Designed for easy transport and quick reference, Pocket Anesthesia, presents essential information that residents, anesthesiologists, CRNAs, and medical students need on the wards and in the operating room. Edited by anesthesia faculty at Harvard Medical School, this pocket-size reference is ideally suited for today’s fast-paced anesthesia environment—it is concise, easy to read, and evidence-based. Essential information is presented in a well-organized schematic outline format with many tables, algorithms, and diagrams. The book is filled with must-know facts about drugs, frequent intraoperative problems, differential diagnosis, common disease states, patient evaluation, and anesthetic considerations for each subspecialty. New to the revised, second edition, is the inclusion of ultraound-guided regional anesthesia procedures.
This is an excellent pocket anesthesia book ,although its easy to carry around but its very comprehensive and has lot of information,and to me it seems like a very easy read,great resource to look up something quick or to review information quickly before AKT or ITE.I would highly recommend this book for all residents.This is money well spent.
This book is an excellent reference. It takes the important data and condenses it. Everyone in my nurse anesthesia class has it and loves it.
This almost comprehensive handy dandy pocket guide is very helpful. light, makes it easy to carry around.i would recommend it.
This book is a great resource. I was unsure of the format of the Kindle edition, but it is very usable on my IPhone. I would highly recommend it for the convenience of not carrying a book around.
This little book is very helpful for quick reference for any level of anesthesia provider. Wouldn’t hesitate to buy this book again.
After waiting for the book to be published and shipped, I am happy that I waited for the second edition. It provides US techniques that the first edition did not. The book has a plethora of information and is a great resource!
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- Series: Pocket Notebook
- Loose Leaf: 362 pages
- Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Second edition (November 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451173245
- ISBN-13: 978-1451173246
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5 x 7.5 inches
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This classic, best-selling book has been completely updated and revised to reflect the latest knowledge in the field! Basic Arrhythmias, Sevent Edition covers all the basics of arrhythmia interpretation and includes appendices on Clinical Implications, Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology, 12 Lead Electrocardiography, Basic 12 Lead Interpretation, and Pathophysiology of Arrhythmias. The author takes great care in presenting a difficult topic in an easy manner with a building block approach. Some features to this updated edition include:
Over 600 practice strips included in the book.
Covers Clinical Implications, Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology, 12 Lead Electrocardiography, Basic 12 Lead Interpretation, and Pacemakers, now includes a new section on Pathophysiology of Arrhythmias.
Full color texts, along with full color, tear-out flash cards for learning practice.
Flexible, self-instructional format allows for self-paced or classroom learning.
Key points and self-tests in every chapter for quick review and self-evaluation.
“Final Challenge” self-test at the end of book helps students evaluate their comprehension of material.
Clearly written, well-organized, and easy to understand.
This is a perfect resource for any practicing health care professionals who need to learn or review basic EKG or arrhythmia concepts.
This new Seventh Edition program features mybradykit , an online site providing extensive study resources, learning tools, and interactive exercises. An access code to mybradykit is provided in the front of the text.
I was an basic and intermediate EMT for years. Intimidated by learning how to interpret and analyze EKG’s, it was, by far, one of the most frustrating topic for me in paramedic class. My instructor recommended the “Basic Arrhythmias” book by Gail Walraven and in no time at all interpreting and analyzing EKG’s became easy and soon after I was doing it like a second nature.
Now, as an EMT instructor, I recommend “Basic Arrhythmias” to my students and I am confident that they will find peace of mind in learning EKG’s, just as I did.
I teach a Basic EKG Course in staff development and I highly recommend this book for all levels of health care providers from unit coordinators to nurse managers. The arrythmia practice strips are excellent and having the correct answers in the back of the book allows the adult learner to verify their interpertations or seek further learning in an area. The explaination of a difficult subject is made easy. I have used this book for several years and look forward to the new editions to see what else Gail Walraven has included.
I learned disrhythmia interpretation in a weekend with the help of this book, and still pull the book off the shelf ten years later to brush up on my skills. I recommend this book for anyone needing to learn and understand how to read a cardiac monitor.
I have to say that this is the best college text book I have ever used. Clear, concise explanations of semi-complicated topics. I could not ask any more out of a book, except maybe lowering the price.
Great text for beginners learning rhythms. Lots of practice rhythms and I definitely mastered cardiac from this text! Explains things very easy and clear.
Product Details :
- Paperback: 640 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7 edition (July 3, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0135002389
- ISBN-13: 978-0135002384
- Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.3 x 10.6 inches
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