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ECG - Pocket Brain Essentials (5th Edition-2011) 5th Edition Edition

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I am a 3rd year resident and I totally love the ECG pocket book. It saved me many times during residency. It is quick information, user friendly, written to stay in your brain forever....just perfect!! --Lucia Hansen, MD (Gainesville, Florida)

The ECG Pocket Brain provides an organized approach to learn how to interpret ECGs. It is very useful as a quick reference. The lists and outlines, and summary on the back-inside cover make topics quick to find/remember. Highly recommended! --John Malaty, MD (Gainesville, Florida)

Dr. Ken Grauer s book, ECG-2011-Pocket Brain is beneficial to medical professionals at any level. The book emphasizes the key points needed for informed clinical decision-making. Knowing the correct diagnosis ensures the patient will receive the proper treatment. I highly recommend this book. --Jennifer Tozzo (State Fire Instructor III/Paramedic; MA- Gainesville, Florida)

Dr. Grauer's ECG ePub book is truly an excellent resource. It is very easy to navigate, and a handy resource for ECG interpretation to refer to wherever you are. The ePub is an enhanced version of Dr. Grauer's ECG-2011 Pocket Brain book, and has added lots of new material compared to his previous edition. I certainly give it a 5-star rating. --Ankur Jain, MD (medical resident)

--Local Reviews

Dr. Grauer's ECG ePub book is truly an excellent resource. It is very easy to navigate, and a handy resource for ECG interpretation to refer to wherever you are. The ePub is an expanded version of Dr. Grauer's ECG-2011 Pocket Brain book, and has added lots of new material compared to his previous edition. I certainly give it a 5-star rating. --Ankur Jain, MD (medical resident)

About the Author

Ken Grauer, MD (Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine; College of Medicine, University of Florida) has taught ECG/Arrhythmia Interpretation and ACLS for over 3 decades. Author of more than 10 books (which have sold half a million copies) - he is a nationally known family physician educator whose medical passion is cardiology. His trademark has been the ability to simplify otherwise complicated topics into a concise practical, easy-to-remember format. Having retired his 30-year academic position in July, 2010 - he is now taking his writing and development of educational pdf and on-line cardiology teaching materials to a new level. In addition to his ECG and ACLS Pocket Brain book series, he has developed self-instructional PDF files, an internet ECG Competency Assessment Tool - and On-Line/ePub applications for use on computer and smart phones. The sky is the limit!
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: KG/EKG Press; 5th Edition edition (June 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930553145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930553149
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 3.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #596,323 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

KEN GRAUER, MD is Professor Emeritus (Dept. Community Health/Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida in Gainesville). Dr. Grauer has been a leading family physician educator for over 30 years. During that time he has published (as principal author) more than 15 books and numerous study aids on the topics of ECG interpretation, cardiac arrhythmias, and ACLS. Dr. Grauer retired from practice in 2010 -- however, he remains extremely active writing ECG/Arrhythmia books -- making ECG videos -- and actively participating in numerous on-line ECG teaching forums.

-- In 2014, he published, "A 1st Book on ECGs-2014". This is an introductory book for beginning students in ANY medical field. The book is 118 pages -- it is ALL in COLOR -- and it serves as an excellent START for introducing the reader into the world of ECG interpretation (Sample pages available on amazon -- www.ecg1stbook.com). An expanded ePub version is now available.

-- His most complete ECG book = ECG-2014-ePub. The hard copy book version is more concise, consisting of 260 pages (pocket sized/spiral binding for easy reference -- www.ecg2014.com).

-- Regarding ACLS/Arrhythmia Material -- Dr. Grauer published 3 books in 2013: ACLS-2013-Pocket Brain -- ACLS: Practice Code Scenarios-2013 -- and the full-sized ACLS-2013-Arrhythmias Expanded Version (285 pages). E-Pubs are available for all ACLS titles (for nook-kindle-ibooks).

Please check out these FREE on-line Resources:
-- Educational ECG BLOG (www.blogecg.com). Clicking on the INDEX Tab (in the upper right of each blog page) takes you to detailed contents of all material.
-- Video ECGs (www.videoecg.com) -- including MANY hours of meticulously-made video narrations on topics such as Bundle Branch Block; AV Blocks; Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Arrhythmia Management. Many more videos are planned in the future -- so stay tuned!

For those who teach ECG Interpretration -- Please check out:
-- ECG Competency (www.moreecg.com -- and -- www.demoecg.com).

-- Dr. Grauer's perspective as a Board Certified family physician educator and clinician with expertise in cardiology is truly unique. His books have been translated into 4 languages and have sold over 500,000 copies nationwide and internationally.

AMONG HIS OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS (www.ekgpress.com):
-- Principal Author of more than 75 scientific articles pertaining to cardiology or ACLS topics for family physicians.
-- Presenter at well over 300 major Conferences over the past 35 years on various cardiology topics for family physicians, nurses, and other primary care providers -- including numerous keynote speaker invitations at national meetings.
-- Featured Speaker on over 40 medical videos / audiocassettes produced by the AAFP or Audio-Digest.
-- Author of ECG Review columns that have been published monthly in various family practice journals since 1983.

-- Longterm service on Editorial Boards and as reviewer of medical books/articles for many primary care journals.
-- Recipient of numerous Awards for teaching excellence on a local, statewide and national level -- including 3-time Residency Teacher of the Year; recipient of the Superior Accomplishment Award and TIP Award from UF (one of two physicians to first receive this latter award); 1st recipient of the FAFP Educator of the Year Award (in 1993); 1st Recipient of the national AAFP Exemplary Teaching Award for full-time faculty (in 1997); Charter Member of the Society of Teaching Scholars at UF College of Medicine; and Exemplary Teacher, UFCOM in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

-- Presenter of numerous national ECG Workshops (including Advanced ECG Interpretation at the AAFP Scientific Assembly for 18 consecutive years in the past), and previous longterm teacher of the ECG Review for AAFP Board Review Courses.
-- Former ACLS State and National Affiliate Faculty. Dr. Grauer taught in well over 100 ACLS Provider Coures and has had a major role in developing the curriculum and teaching at numerous ACLS Instructor Courses over the years. He is a former member of the AHA Task Force for ACLS Testing, and a contributor in the past to the AHA ACLS Textbook.

-- Language facility (comfortably conversational in French and Spanish; learning German; some knowledge of Italian, Hebrew ...).
-- Outside interests: Travel and Dance (all ballroom, Argentine tango) which he enjoys with his wife, and watching his 2 adorable grandchildren growing up.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This is an excellent quick guide for thorough, systematic interpretations of ECGs. It's set up by the author to be easily used quickly if, say, you can't remember the criteria for one finding such as IVCD, LAHB, LVH. It is also easily used to guide you through a complete interpretation of a 12-lead from Rate/Rhythm onward. Inside both covers are little "quick guides" which lead you to the appropriate page in the booklet. I like the drawings which demonstrate key points.
It fits well in my shirt pocket even with my other stuff (about the size of a thin Sanford Guide) and I never go to work without it.
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I am a 3rd year resident and I totally love the ECG Pocket Brain book. I can say it saved me so many times during my first year of residency, and it is still super useful now. It is quick information, user-friendly, written in a way that stays in your brain forever....just perfect!! I recommend it to all my colleagues, and it is always in my pocket."
Lucia Hansen, MD (3rd Year Family Medicine Resident, Dept. of Community Health & Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida )
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I have been using Dr Grauer's books for many years
This is another product that is of superb quality with attention to new and clinically relevant information
The layout of the book with repeated emphasis on the key aspects of resuscitation is one of the most useful components
Cant wait for the next product

Karim Merali MD
toronto
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I monitor nuclear stress test and this book has been invaluable to me. I carry it in my pocket during my day and refer to it repeatedly throughout my day. This is such a wonderful compact resource that I have suggested my fellow co-workers buy their own copy. My copy is already dog-eared from all the use. So glad I bought this book.
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By Aimee on September 21, 2012
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This book is filled with an amazing amount of pertinent information; however, there is so much information packed into one small page that it's difficult to find information quickly. It feels cluttered and I find it very difficult to find things quickly because of this.
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I have ready many ECG books. I am a Cardio Tech student. Towards the tail end of the ECG course, I needed a book that clearly listed the criteria. This book does this job well.

Additionally, the author highlights the areas where why it's particularly important to make an accurate interpretation as the treatment would totally differ. An example is the treatment of MAT vs treatment of other Tachycardia.

The author has also done a good job in explaining the practical real life rules and when to not waste time. An example of such is the wide QRS rhythms where there author suggests suspect VT and most important if patient is hemodynamically unstable --> cardiovert. Only if patient is hemodynamically stable, then bother to do a detailed analysis to see whether the wide QRS is dues to aberrant beats. I am sure I will find these practical tips useful in the field.

Although in my job, I will most likely be doing ECG's, it's good that the author has given some practical tips on what the cardiologist will most likely be doing. Being by the side of the cardiologist, this should help me to understand what's going on. An example of this is during the tachycardia such as due to A. Flutter, performing carotid massage, and other procedure should lower the rate to identify the flutter from SVT.

All in all, I found this book to be different from most ECG books in the sense that it is like a ready reckoner of ECG interpretations, with lots of practical advise, and tips in a concise manner.
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This book is small but covers all the basics of reading EKGs. The entire book can be read in 30 minutes and covers everything in an easy to remember format. Highly recommend for any physican, especially those that do not read EKGs everyday.
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Certainly a masterpiece! The ECG Pocket Brain makes ECGs easy. A concise and perfect learning tool and quick reference guide. Best ECG book I ever came across.I am a medical resident and I always carry ECG-PB in my pocket while on job.
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