Vital Notes for Nurses

Research for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Robert Newell,Philip Burnard

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405125624

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Research for Evidence-based Practice provides a concise, accessible introduction to research and evidence based practice for pre-registration students and newly qualified nurses. It places research and evidence in the context of clinical practice, introduces the main methodological approaches in qualitative and quantitative research and describes the processes of research appraisal, dissemination and implementation. Vital Notes for Nurses: Research for Evidence-based Practice engages students with the research and evidence agenda, demonstrates the relevance of research and evidence to nursing practice, and provides them with the skills needed to explore these areas in greater detail. Each chapter stands alone but contains links to other chapters, together with further reading for students wanting to pursue methods in more detail.

Research for Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

Author: Robert Newell,Philip Burnard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118297067

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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This is an essential, accessible introduction to thepracticalities of research and evidence-based practice aimed at allpre-registration nursing and healthcare students. It placesresearch and evidence in the context of clinical practice,introduces the main methodological approaches in qualitative andquantitative research, and describes the processes of researchappraisal, dissemination and implementation. The new edition of Research for Evidence-Based Practicein Healthcare has been updated to include information for abroader health care audience. It engages students with the researchand evidence agenda, demonstrates the relevance of research andevidence to nursing practice, and provides the skills needed toexplore these areas in greater detail. Special features: · Apractical guide to research methods and evidence-based practice · Newedition of a successful student textbook · Includesa glossary of common research terms · Providescase studies, key points, further reading, and activitiesthroughout · Accompanying website with links to further reading

Vital Notes for Nurses

Nursing Models, Theories and Practice

Author: Hugh McKenna,Oliver Slevin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305922

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Nursing Models, Theories and Practiceprovides a concise, accessible introduction to the development,application and evaluation of nursing theories and clearly outlinestheir relevance to everyday nursing practice. It encourages thereader to view theories from a broader conceptual base, enablingthem to be more objective when it comes to clinical practice. Suitable for nursing students and newly qualified nurses, theauthors explore the relationship between nursing theories andpractice, specifically analysing their origins, development,selection and use. It discusses how nursing theories evolve, howthey relate to nursing roles, how to select a nursing theoryrelevant to your practice, and how to evaluate theoriescritically. Key Features: • Clearly examines the relationship between nursingtheory, clinical practice and nursing roles • Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no priorknowledge • Useful to all nursing students on the common foundationprogramme as well as newly qualified nurses. • Each chapter includes features such as activities, casestudies and learning objectives • In the Vital Notes for Nurses series

Fast Facts for Evidence-Based Practice

Implementing EBP in a Nutshell

Author: Maryann Godshall, PhD(c), MSN, CCRN, CPN, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105684

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Designated a 2014 Doodyís Core Title by Doodyís Medical Reviews Concise and comprehensive, this book covers the basics of nursing research and the essentials of how to implement Evidence Based Practice (EBP). Using the short, reader-friendly, Fast Facts Series 'style,' the book is designed for those RNs studying Evidence Based Practice (EBP) who want quick access core content. Undergraduate nursing students who want a solid review of evidence based practice (& nursing research) will also find this book useful, as well as RN to BSNs student who need to assimilate content on basic nursing research. It is vital for both the practicing RNs and students to know the basics of EBP and understand how EBP can be implemented. Key features covered include: Delivery of a wide scope of EBP content in the abbreviated style of the Fast Facts series Includes coverage of quantitative and qualitative research approaches, defining the 'compelling question', finding and critiquing the evidence, and disseminating the research Unlocks the mystery surrounding systematic reviews and searching a database Class-tested content, used in seated and online course environments

Best Practices

Evidence-based Nursing Procedures

Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781582555324

Category: Medical

Page: 628

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Now in its Second Edition with a new title, Best Practices: Evidence-Based Nursing Procedures is an excellent compilation of "best" practices based on current research and expert consensus findings. This timely, authoritative reference applies research findings directly to every aspect of nursing practice to guide nurses in performing procedures for patients with a full range of conditions and illnesses. This edition provides a thorough update and review and includes new procedures and practices. Every entry is evidence-based, identifies the sources of the evidence, and now includes manufacturer recommendations. Nursing diagnoses, expected outcomes, and unexpected outcomes (complications) are now discussed for each procedure.

Mentoring Nursing and Healthcare Students

Author: David Kinnell,Philip Hughes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446244067

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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"This key text offers mentors and students an insight into the relationship between mentorship theory, policy and practice." - Diane Tofts, Kings College London What does effective mentoring mean in actual practice? How can I be a good mentor? This book answers these questions and is designed to offer nursing and healthcare students a foundation in effective mentoring. Chapters examine the roles and responsibilities of the mentor, and how they enhance the process of mentorship. By examining the relevant competencies and knowledge base, the book provides an essential framework for developing the practice skills needed for successful mentoring. Key features include: - Embedded in real-life practice and case study examples - Offers tips for successful mentoring and reflects upon likely challenges - Features a range of interactive study activities linked to the student and mentor's experiences - Presents the most up-to-date professional guidance - Includes running themes of reflective practice; evidence-based practice and multi-professional working. Mentoring Nursing & Healthcare Students will help both the mentor and the student to develop the skills needed for effective collaboration. It is the core text for mentor preparation and mentor update courses in nursing, midwifery and allied health.

Law for Nurse Leaders, Second Edition

Author: Diana Ballard, JD, MBA, RN,Paula DiMeo Grant, BSN, MA, JD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826133576

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Praise for the First Edition: "This book is so well written! I cannot say enough positive things about the material I have read. ...This is excellent material and should be a 'stock' book in the library of every nurse!"--Helen Gordon, DNP, MS, CNM, Assistant Professor, Duke School of Nursing One of the most hotly discussed and debated areas of society today, health care law carries a host of legal and ethical complexities that nurses and providers must increasingly recognize and factor into their best decision making. This convenient and comprehensive reference, written by expert nurse attorneys, untangles the legal dilemmas often encountered in contemporary nursing practice, such as nursing malpractice/negligence and liability, risk management, corporate compliance, employment law, business law, and dispute resolution as they relate to health care law and nursing practice. Written with the same no-nonsense, understandable language of the first edition, this revision continues to break down the often complex legalese of health care law and now includes two completely new chapters on the evolving roles of advanced practice nurses and managing disasters and public health emergencies. Multiple case studies and legal analyses walk the reader through the varied scenarios nurse leaders will confront with staff and patient-related legal issues they will encounter on a regular basis. New to the Second Edition: Revised to reflect multiple changes in health care law and updated information to the nursing/legal arena A new chapter, "Advanced Practice Nursing," covers increasing responsibilities in primary care, dynamics of health care reform, and changing nursing roles A New chapter, "Disasters and Public Health Emergencies," discusses major laws governing these events and hospital emergency operations plans Key Features: Serves as a comprehensive text for undergraduate and graduate programs Includes Objectives, Conclusions and Trends, and Key Points in each chapter Presents real-life cases and interactive features to reinforce learning Addresses business topics and corporate law, not typically covered in similar texts Covers nursing malpractice, risk management, employment law, business law, corporate compliance, and dispute resolution

Population-Based Nursing, Second Edition

Concepts and Competencies for Advanced Practice

Author: Ann L. Curley, PhD, RN,Patty A. Vitale, MD, MPH, FAAP

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826130496

Category: Medical

Page: 332

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Now in its second edition, this continues to be the only advanced practice nursing text to focus on core competencies in both epidemiology and population health. The new edition delivers essential content for Doctoral Nursing Programs (DNP) as outlined by the AACN, and encompasses the many changes in healthcare that affect population-based nursing, including the latest requirements set forth by the enactment of the ACA. All chapters include updated information, new content, and relevant case examples that exemplify successful strategies nurses have used to improve population outcomes. Featuring the contributions of several esteemed new authors, the second edition includes a timely new chapter on global health in population-based nursing and vital information about how new technology and social media can be used to improve population outcomes and to develop innovative solutions. The text describes the role of the APRN in identifying and mitigating healthcare disparities at the national and global level, and provides guidance on how to conduct community assessments. New topics include pay for performance implemented by the S, the overconsumption of salt and increasing use of electronic cigarettes, toxic stress, and more. High-level discussion questions and exercises help to reinforce core concepts. New online materials for faculty include answers to problem sets and supplemental discussion questions. In addition to its value as a primary course textbook in a DNP program, the text also serves as a supplementary text for graduate community health nursing programs. New to the Second Edition: Delivers essential content for Doctoral Nursing Practice (DNP) programs as outlined by the AACN Explains how new technology and social media can be used to improve population outcomes and develop innovative interventions Offers high-level exercises and questions for discussion Presents a timely new chapter on global health in population-based nursing Covers ACA-related requirements such as conducting community health needs assessmentsProvides updated information in all chapters with relevant examples, case studies, discussion questions, and references Offers guidelines on the APRNís role in policy-making Presents expanded information on causality, confounding, and describes a comprehensive approach to measuring and interpreting survival data including prognosis Updates program design and development Key Features: Focuses on both epidemiology and population-based nursing competencies Describes the APRN role in identifying and mitigating healthcare disparities at local, national, and global levels Provides guidance in conducting community assessments Includes examples of successful strategies used to improve population outcomes Explains how new technology and social media can be used for the improvement of population outcomes and the development of new and creative interventions. Provides a strong foundation in epidemiologic methodology including mortality measures, the validity and reliability of testing, study designs, sample size, assessing risk and causality, and data analysis and interpretation Offers high-level exercises and questions for discussion to help students synthesize, integrate, and apply information

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette,Steve Trenoweth

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046647

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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This exciting new book offers a contemporary manual for the mental health nurse within a mental health care system that is increasingly focused on recovery. Mental Health Nursing incorporates recent policy changes that place a greater emphasis on person-centred and social caring, whilst retaining a strong evidence base. The holistic, skills-based approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner to understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness. Broad, yet in-depth, examination of the essential features of contemporary mental health nursing practice A manual for practice - a skills-based approach provides clear guidance to novices on how to complete essential mental health nursing roles ‘Critical Thinking Challenges’ based on Case Histories provide a realistic context ‘Nurse’s Stories’ explore the reality of mental health nursing care On-line resources guide the reader to reflect upon the essential content and ideas contained within each chapter

Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery

Author: Stephen Tilley,Roger Watson

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632064694

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Accountability is a key concern for nurses and midwives in the NHS today. Professional accountability--being responsible for your actions and for the outcomes of these actions--is part of the framework of clinical governance, which aims to provide good quality, cost-effective, evidence-based care. The second edition of Accountability in Nursing and Midwifery addresses current issues and key concerns in accountability, focusing on accountability in the four main branches of nursing (adult, child, learning disabilities and mental health), as well as in midwifery, community nursing, and nursing management. In an increasingly litigious society, the ethical and legal implications of accountability are growing and it is important that nurses understand the implications for everyday practice.

Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - E-Book

Author: Ruth Elder,Katie Evans,Debra Nizette

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729578771

Category: Medical

Page: 498

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The new edition of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing focuses on practice in mental health and psychiatric care integrating theory and the realities of practice. Mental wellness is featured as a concept, and the consideration of a range of psychosocial factors helps students contextualise mental illness and psychiatric disorders. The holistic approach helps the student and the beginning practitioner understand the complex causation of mental illness, its diagnosis, effective interventions and treatments, and the client’s experience of mental illness.

Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care

Author: June Halper, MSN, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9781935281061

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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The nurse plays a vital role as an educator, care provider, and advocate for patients and families affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). The companion book to an earlier work, Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition examines complex issues in MS management and reflects a new philosophy of MS care: one of empowerment. The focus is on the numerous settings in which MS nurses practice, as well as their many roles and responsibilities in managing this highly variable disease. It will provide the reader with an updated view of MS along with a greater understanding of its lifelong impact. Special features of the second edition include: A new chapter on sustaining hope in MS patients A new chapter on treatment of acute exacerbations A new chapter on emerging intravenous therapies Expanded sections on pain, depression, and skin care with frequent injections The book is divided into sections dealing with the disease itself, advanced practice requirements for nurses, and advanced symptom management. Contributors to Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, 2nd Edition are nurse clinicians and researchers who work in geographically diverse practice settings throughout North America and Europe. The book will provide nurses with tools and strategies to improve the lives affected by multiple sclerosis and to reinforce the role of the nurse in managing it.

Medizinische Statistik

Author: Hans J. Trampisch,Jürgen Windeler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 364256996X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 376

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"Statistiken sind merkwürdige Dinge ...", dies wird so mancher Mediziner denken, wenn er sich mit der Biometrie befaßt. Sei es im Rahmen seiner Ausbildung oder im Zuge wissenschaftlicher oder klinischer Studien, Kenntnisse der Statistik und Mathematik sind unentbehrlich für die tägliche Arbeit des Mediziners. Ziel dieses Lehrbuches ist es, den Mediziner systematisch an biometrische Terminologie und Arbeitsmethoden heranzuführen, um ihn schließlich mit den Grundlagen der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechung vertraut zu machen. Nach der Lektüre dieses Buches hält der Leser ein Werkzeug in den Händen, das ihm bei der Lösung medizinscher Fragestellungen hilft ebenso wie bei der Beschreibung von Ergebnissen wissenschaftlicher Studien und natürlich bei der Doktorarbeit!

Gerontology Nursing Case Studies, Second Edition

100+ Narratives for Learning

Author: Dr. Donna J. Bowles, MSN, EdD, RN, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826194052

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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Praise for the first edition: “This is an excellent teaching guide and resource manual for instructors, gerontological nursing students, and practicing nurses and social workers who wish to learn more about geriatric concerns and care. It will be kept by nursing students long after they graduate as a guide to resources that will be valuable throughout their nursing careers. As a home care nurse working mainly with the geriatric community, I found the resources helpful in my practice. As an instructor, I found the book to be a very useful guide for teaching geriatrics.” Score: 90, 4 Stars —Doody’s Medical Reviews “[This] is a unique volume that effectively addresses the lack of gerontology case studies for use with undergraduate nursing students. Case studies are a pedagogically powerful approach to active learning that offer opportunities to apply content to clinical practice.” —The Gerontologist “The case narrative approach of this book promotes active learning that is more meaningful to students (and practicing nurses) and more likely to increase the transfer of evidence into practice. An excellent resource for faculty (staff educators) to facilitate critical learning skills.” —Liz Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN Dr. John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging Co-Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing New York University College of Nursing Vivid case examples help guide nurses in developing appropriate interventions that include complementary and alternative health therapies and provide a basis for evaluating outcomes. Exercises interspersed throughout each case study include numerous open-ended and multiple-choice questions to facilitate learning and critical thinking. The text is unique in that some of the presented cases focus on psychosocial issues such as gambling addiction, hoarding behavior, emergency preparedness, and long-distance caregiving. Cases also depict geriatric clients who are living healthy, productive lives to counter myths and negative attitudes about older adults. Scenarios demonstrating ethical dilemmas prepare students to appropriately respond to “gray area” situations. The text is geared for AACN and NLN accreditation and is organized according to the needs of actual clinical settings. With cases that take place in the home and community or within primary, acute, and long-term care facilities, this book will be useful for courses specific to gerontology nursing or across any nursing curriculum. New to the Second Edition: A completely new section of Aging Issues Affecting the Family New cases addressing health care disparities, aging in place, and prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection Additional contemporary case studies The addition of Quality for Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) initiatives A greater focus on prioritization and delegation of client’s needs infused throughout exercises

Foundations of Nursing

Author: Barbara Lauritsen Christensen,Elaine Oden Kockrow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293050

Category: Medical

Page: 1392

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Part of the popular LPN Threads series, this comprehensive text prepares you for safe and effective nursing practice in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment. Covering maternal and neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community nursing, Foundations of Nursing, 6th Edition, includes all of the essential LPN/LVN content you need. Companion CD includes animations and audio clips depicting physiologic processes, physical assessment video clips, an English/Spanish glossary with definitions and audio pronunciations, an anatomy coloring book, and a fluid and electrolytes tutorial. The consistent, logical framework of the nursing process connects specific disorders to patient care. A mathematics review chapter provides a complete review of basic arithmetic skills and practice in drug dosage calculation to ensure safe medication administration. Safety Alert boxes help you implement The Joint Commission’s safety guidelines in all settings, with considerations for special populations. Nursing Diagnosis boxes, screened and highlighted in the text, include nursing diagnoses for specific disorders paired with the appropriate nursing interventions. More than 100 skills in a step-by-step format with full-color illustrations present clearly defined nursing actions with rationales for the skills and techniques you’ll use in practice. Medication tables are meticulously detailed and provide quick access to action, dosage, precautions, and nursing considerations for commonly used drugs. Nursing Care Plans, presented in a case-study format, emphasize patient goals and outcomes and end with Critical Thinking Questions to develop your clinical decision-making skills. Coordinated Care boxes emphasize parameters for prioritizing tasks, as well as assigning tasks to and supervising unlicensed assistive personnel. Patient Teaching boxes and Family Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members. Life Span Considerations for Older Adults boxes provide age-specific information for the care of the aging population, which is often the primary focus of the LPN/LVN nurse. Home Care Considerations boxes discuss the issues facing patients and caregivers in the home health care setting. Health Promotion boxes provide key information on staying healthy and preventing disease, with tips on wellness from Healthy People 2010. Cultural Considerations boxes discuss how to address the health needs of a culturally diverse patient population when planning care. Enhanced focus on the NCLEX® Examination offers end-of-chapter Get Ready for the NCLEX Examination! sections with key points for self-guided study and remediation and an extensive set of review questions for thorough self-assessment. Additional review questions on Evolve provide instant feedback with correct answer and rationale for even more test-taking practice. Evidence-Based Practice boxes summarize the latest research findings and highlight how they apply to LPN/LVN practice. Updated, vibrant full-color design highlights key information and enhances your understanding of important concepts.

Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health and Social Care Teams

Author: Jan Dewing,Brendan McCormack,Angie Titchen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118676750

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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If you’re looking to develop and improve your nursing,health or social care practice, either individually or as part of ateam, the Practice Development Workbook for Nursing, Health andSocial Care Teams offers a wide-ranging selection ofactivities, tools and resources covering vital aspects of practicedevelopment. Written as a companion volume to the latestedition of the best-selling Practice Development in Nursing andHealthcare, this new resource grounds practice development inday-to-day nursing and health and social care through accessible,informative learning activities. It also focuses on practicalways in which teams can make their workplace cultures moreeffective and person-centred, and enables practitioners to empowerthemselves to make compassionate care a fundamental part ofeffective health and social care systems. Key features: Offers a full range of resources and tools to support allstages of learning and development towards person-centred practice,including learning activities, templates, posters, tips and hints,information sheets, and checklists. Includes practical advice for teams to involve patients,clients and residents in the transformation of workplace culturesand bringing about sustainable change Perfect for use both by individuals or by those working ingroup settings Presents informative and accessible information throughactivities and key learning points rather than just theory Fully linked to Practice Development in Nursing andHealthcare, second edition, but can also be used as astand-alone resource Includes access to a companion website featuring even moretools and resources, including: sample Powerpoint presentations,worksheets and reflection tools, questionnaires and checklists,evaluation tools, as well as a bonus chapter on 'Sharing andCelebrating'

Critical Care Nursing - E-Book

Diagnosis and Management

Author: Linda D. Urden,Kathleen M. Stacy,Mary E. Lough

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323294138

Category: Medical

Page: 1232

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Praised for its comprehensive coverage and clear organization, Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management, 7th Edition is the go-to critical care nursing text for both practicing nurses and nursing students preparing for clinicals. Nine sections highlight the alterations seen in critical care and make it easy to understand the unique challenges of critical care nursing. An abundance of learning tools such as Patient Safety Alerts, Evidence-Based Practice boxes, NIC interventions, case studies, Pharmacologic Management boxes, and more give you a better understanding of clinical practice and help you reference vital information quickly and easily. Consistent organization within each body-system unit allows you to use this book as a one-stop resource for your critical care nursing education, as well as a reference for the relevant assessment techniques, lab values, and patient management principles needed by practicing nurses. Evidence-Based Practice boxes reinforce practice guidelines for both collaborative and nursing care. Case studies in each chapter help you internalize and apply chapter content to clinical situations. Pharmacologic Management tables offer quick summaries of the drugs most often used in critical care. Patient Safety Alerts provide key information for special safety issues to keep safety in the forefront of your mind. Nursing Management Plans of Care appendix provides detailed, clinically-relevant care plans tied to 35 different NANDA nursing diagnoses. Highlighted QSEN content makes it easy to identify QSEN competencies as they relate to critical care nursing. Internet Resources box provides a list of key websites from leading organizations in critical care. Combined chapter on shock, sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome makes understanding similar physiologic processes easier. Chapter summaries provide quick study guides by organizing key information in the chapter. New! 6-second, standard ECG strips help you learn to identify wave forms and accurately reflect what you’ll use in practice. New equipment information and photos accurately depicts what you’ll encounter in a modern critical care unit.