ACLS Review Made Incredibly Easy!� gives you the confidence you need to pass the ACLS certification exam as well as the knowledge and skills needed to perform advanced cardiac life support.� Packed with easy-to-remember definitions and step-by-step directions on the latest treatment algorithms, this enjoyable review text tackles required ACLS course and exam content. It is also the perfect on-the-spot clinical reference-for nurses, students, and all healthcare professionals. Be expertly guided through the latest ACLS training and exam preparation with: - NEW and updated content in quick-read, bulleted format, based on current American Heart Association guidelines - NEW and updated cardiovascular pharmacology content - NEW and updated interventions - Explains ACLS course and exam components and requirements - Proven study strategies, end-of-chapter quick quizzes, and an end-of-book practice test - Explanations of complex concepts - easy-to-retain guidance on how to recognize and treat cardiac arrhythmias, including: - Classifications of interventions, including basic life support skills, adult cardiac arrest algorithm, and defibrillation - Step-by-step how-tos for current treatment algorithms - Managing specific rhythms - hypovolemia, hypoxia, acidosis, hypothermia, cardiac tamponade, tension pneumothorax, pulmonary coronary thrombosis, and more - Dozens of colorful diagrams and illustrations outline the core concepts and skills needed for ACLS certification, including: - CPR - when and how to use it - Devices and procedures skills - safe ventilation techniques, including endotracheal intubation and supraglottic devices, as well as defibrillators, pacemakers, and more - Early management - managing the first 30 minutes of cardiac emergencies - Emergency conditions - which cardiac rhythms may require ACLS treatment - IV and invasive techniques - such as peripheral and central IV line insertion - Pharmacology - knowing the action, indication, dosages, and precautions for the major drugs used during ACLS - Special features that include: - Just the facts - quick summary of each chapter�s content - "Nurse Joy" and "Nurse Jake" -expert insights on interventions and problem-solving - Quick quiz - multiple-choice questions after each chapter to help you retain knowledge - Now I get it! - real-life patient scenarios illustrating correct ACLS interventions - What to look for - tips on identifying and interpreting arrhythmias. About the Clinical Editor Kate Stout, RN, MSN, is a Critical Care Charge RN at Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.