Written by a paramedic with experience teaching at all levels (EMT-P, nurses, etc.)--and based on the objectives of the new DOT curriculum--this user-friendly volume presents a practical, easy-to-understand system for 12 lead ECG interpretation and assessment. A focus on the "need to know" information and a large number of practice cases--with actual 12 leads--provides readers with the solid background and extensive hands-on practice that will help them gain confidence and build competence quickly. Includes sturdy reference cards (detachable from the book) that users can use for reference in actual clinical situations. Lead Placement and Machine Logic. Finding your way around a 9, 12, or 15 Lead ECG. The 12 Lead Assessment. Rapid Axis and Hemiblock Determination. Bundle Branch Blocks. Who's at Risk for Complete Heart Block? Ventricular Tachycardia: Primary Assessment. Acute MI Recognition. A System for Assessing for MI: The Secondary Assessment. Acute MI Clinical Implications. Chamber Enlargement. Electrolyte Changes. Miscellaneous Conditions. The Benefits of Monitoring Lead MCL-1. Difficult Diagnosis: AMI in the Setting of LBBB. Practice Cases. For EMS Education/Paramedic Programs, Critical Care/UMBC programs, and Nursing/Critical Care of Emergency Care programs.