ACLS Provider Manual: Study Guide For Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Paperback – March 30, 2014
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Study Guide edition (March 30, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 88 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1497343445
- ISBN-13 : 978-1497343443
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches
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Layout -- this book is close to 90 pages. If you took out the double-spacing and overly large font I suspect it would be closer to 25 pages.
Editing -- nonexistent. This "manual" is rife with mistakes, spelling errors, formatting mistakes, and incorrect information. My suspicion is that this is the author's notes from an ACLS course she took at some point in the past, with minimal effort spent correcting the shorthand and double-checking for missing information.
Content -- this book is missing more information on ACLS than it contains. If you rely on this book for an ACLS course you will fail. Guaranteed. ACLS is all about choosing the correct algorithm for different codes (tachycardias, bradycardias, PEA, asystole, MI...) and this book provides zero information on the approach to each of those conditions. There is no information on the medications, doses, and modifications to your approach based on which medical condition is suspected. PEA is never even mentioned, even though it is one of the deadly heart rhythms that has a place within the algorithms.
Misc -- I knew I was in trouble when I initially looked inside the back cover of the book (prior to reading) and saw advertisements for the author's other books, which included such noteworthy titles as "Nurses' Romance Series" "How to Make Money Writing" "How to Become a Better Husband" "How to Become a Better wife" "How to Make a Million in Nursing" and my favorite, "The Orgasm".
Do NOT purchase this book. If you really want to avoid getting the (official) American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS Provider Manual, pick-up the AHA ACLS pocket reference cards instead of this falsely advertised book. You will save about $20 and have something that is a useful study guide for your ACLS exam.
I hope this review saves someone from the mistake that I just made.
E. Johnson, MD
VERY VERY Little significant information, many grammatical errors which make me wonder if the author knows his subject and way too many pages of "nothing." A waste of money in my view. (40 yrs Board Certified Anesthesiologist)