A Nurse's Guide to Caring for Cardiac Intervention Patients


Author: Eileen O'Grady, RN, Dip HE, BSc (Hons)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470059524
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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Cardiac intervention is a fast expanding field of medicine that is reducing the need for cardiac surgery. A Nurse's Guide to Caring for Cardiac Intervention Patients will enable nurses to fully prepare their patients and families for various cardiac intervention procedures. Coverage includes: Explanations of what the heart condition is and how the procedure may relieve that condition Descriptions of what the patient can expect to happen before, during and after the procedure What nurses should observe for post procedure, and how to address any complications that may occur Guidelines for discharge advice Outlines for a pre and post care plan for each procedure – based on the latest research and experience. Nurses will find the book informative on common interventional procedures, but it is also designed as a tool to be dipped into when caring for patients with more unusual procedures. This practical book includes chapters on: cardiac catheterisation; percutaneous coronary intervention; percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty; removal of femoral sheaths; cardioversion; temporary and permanent pacemakers.

Nursing the Cardiac Patient


Author: Melanie Humphreys
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144434613X
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Nursing the Cardiac Patient is a practical guide that addresses the management of cardiac patients across the spectrum of health care settings. It assists nurses in developing a complete understanding of the current evidence-based practice and principles underlying the care and management of the cardiac patient. It combines theoretical and practical components of cardiac care in an accessible and user-friendly format, with case studies and practical examples throughout.

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing


Author: Sonya R. Hardin,Roberta Kaplow
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284068323
Category: Medical
Page: 500
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Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second Edition is designed for certified nurses who work in cardiovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, or postanesthesia care units caring for patients in the first 48 hours postoperatively. An ideal foundation for nurses beginning to care for cardiac surgery patients, it also provides advanced knowledge for nurses who have mastered the basic skills necessary to care for this patient population.Completely updated and revised, it addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery, the nursing responsibilities needed to meet the needs of acutely ill patients, and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. New to this edition is additional information on pulmonary, renal, and diabetic issues related to cardiac surgery, a new chapter on minimally invasive surgery utilizing robotics, updated case studies, current references, and enhanced evidence-based practice guidelines.An ideal resource for those preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification, it features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies. Included with each new print book is an Access Code for Navigate TestPrep, a dynamic and fully hosted online assessment tool offering the book's questions and robust reporting.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

A Guide for Nurses
Author: Philip Jevon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111828691X
Category: Medical
Page: 216
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In the event of an adult cardiac arrest, it is essential to be able to respond rapidly, providing safe and effective care. This new and updated edition of Advanced Cardiac Life Support provides the theoretical background to resuscitation as well as explaining the essential resuscitation skills required to manage an adult cardiac arrest- from the time it occurs until subsequent transfer to the ICU. The emphasis is on the prevention of cardiac arrest with detailed information on the management of peri-arrest arrhythmias and acute coronary syndromes. Advanced Cardiac Life Support also discussed ethical and legal issues, record keeping, dealing with bereavement, audit, equipment and training- providing an essential quick reference tool for nurses and health care professionals. An evidence-based approach to emergency care based on the latest Resuscitation guidelines A succinct yet comprehensive guide to the management of cardiac arrest Written by an experienced resuscitation training offer who is also a qualified nurse and former CCU Charge Nurse

Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery


Author: Robert M. Bojar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444331434
Category: Medical
Page: 696
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The fifth edition of Bojar's Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery remains the gold standard for management of adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The easily referenced outline format allows health practitioners of all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patient care--perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgery residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, medical students, and critical care nurses involved in the care of both routine and complex cardiac surgery patients. This comprehensive guide features: Detailed presentation addressing all aspects of perioperative care for adult cardiac surgery patients Outline format allowing quick access to information Chronological approach to patient care starting with diagnostic tests then covering preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care issues Additional chapters discuss bleeding, the respiratory, cardiac, and renal subsystems as well as aspects of care specific to recovery on the postoperative floor Updated references, information on new drug indications and new evidence to support various treatment/management options. Practical and accessible, this new edition of Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery is the essential reference guide to cardiac surgical patient care.

Every Nurse's Guide to Cardiovascular Care


Author: Sylvia Talkington,Ginger Raterink
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cardiovascular disease nursing
Page: 399
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Perfect for quick review or reference, this handbook covers cardiovascular health in general terms for all nursing professionals. It supports the role of the nurse in promoting wellness and supplying skillful interventions. The physical, psychosocial, and educational needs of the patient are emphasized. Areas covered include: cardiovascular anatomy and physiology principles; techniques and formats for evaluating cardiovascular integrity; relevant assessment criteria regarding alterations in cardiovascular system integrity; cardiovascular care - including both medical and nursing, acute and chronic; and special clinical situations.

Acute Cardiac Care

A Practical Guide for Nurses
Author: Angela Kucia,Tom Quinn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118702328
Category: Medical
Page: 320
View: 6585
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Acute Cardiac Care provides nurses with a comprehensive understanding of the current practice and principles underlying the care and management of acute cardiac conditions. It addresses the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) with an emphasis on evidence-based pharmacological management, cardiac emergencies (cardiac arrest, arrhythmia, acute pulmonary oedema, cardiogenic shock), current diagnostic and interventional modalities for the management of ACS, including risk stratification, and the ethical, political, social and economic factors that impact upon the provision of acute cardiac services in Australia and the UK. Edited by renowned academics and clinicians in the field, this practical text will encourage nurses to think critically about evidence and management of acute coronary conditions, and provide a guide on how and where to look for up-to-date evidence and guidelines. KEY FEATURES: A comprehensive and practical guide to the current practice and principles underlying the nursing care of acute cardiac conditions Edited by leading authorities in the field with a wealth of experience in acute cardiac care and resuscitation Has an emphasis on evidence-based practice, encouraging nurses to critically think about their practice Contains learning objectives, key points and activities and further reading guidelines

Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing


Author: Karen Rawlings-Anderson,Kate Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198570721
Category: Medical
Page: 484
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Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common causes of premature death throughout the developed world and it is also rapidly increasing in the developing world. The condition significantly impacts on every aspect of the patient's life. Additionally many patients who have concurrent health problems may require cardiac management whilst undergoing other specialist treatments. Patients with cardiac disease are managed across a variety of settings, from acute tertiary specialist centres, to general medical wards and in primary care. The Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing provides a systematic account of the main areas of cardiac nursing including assessment, investigation, treatment, rehabilitation, and pharmacological interventions. Although a large part of the handbook focuses on caring for patients with coronary heart disease, many other cardiovascular problems such as valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and cardiomyopathies are covered. The book is clearly laid out with one topic per page, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages for writing notes, observations and local protocols allow the handbook to be customised to meet local needs.All this is available in a handy, pocket-sized book with hard-wearing plastic covers. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for novice and experienced practitioners, and for all health care professionals who are involved in the care of cardiac patients in all settings.

Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing


Author: Betsy A. Finkelmeier
Publisher: Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781717137
Category: Medical
Page: 587
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Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing is an ideal reference source for nurses specializing in the care of adult patients with cardiac and thoracic surgical diseases. The text has been designed for nurses working with cardiothoracic surgical patients, providing them with a broad overview for their clinical practice. Coverage includes cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and operative procedures, as well as transplantation and trauma. Chapters on preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative evaluation and management, and numerous illustrations make this a truly comprehensive reference for this expanding area of nursing. A Brandon-Hill Recommended Title.

Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition

An Expert Care Guide
Author: Kathy J. Morrison, MSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826158315
Category: Medical
Page: 235
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“[This] quick reference text to guide nurses is a ‘must-have’ as this disease tests our health care delivery system... Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition provides a succinct yet comprehensive review.” --Linda Littlejohns, MSN, RN, FAAN, SCRN, CNRN Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Consultant From the Foreword The second edition of this practical, pocket-sized reference has been updated to include the groundbreaking changes to stroke care protocols. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States today and leading preventable cause of long-term disability. This resource fills in the gaps left in neuroscience content in nursing school and streamlines an often intimidating, but critically important, area of care. Featuring diagnostic tests, cutting-edge treatments, and standards for best practice, Fast Facts for Stroke Care Nursing, Second Edition distills the lengthy and often complex national stroke care guidelines into a clear, easily digestible format. This guide can be used as a staff education resource or as a concise review for SCRN or SNRN certification exams, as well as a refresher for nurses seeking the essentials of stroke care. Content starts with stroke care improvements, covers moving through acute care to post-acute care, and finishes with practical pointers for performance improvement. Each chapter includes objectives and illustrations along with such helpful features as “Fast Facts in a Nutshell” and “Clinical Pearls”—bulleted segments that provide critical information immediately. New to the Second Edition: Updated diagnostics with additional MR, CT, and TCD options Modified Rankin Score Expands upon the neurological assessment with tips for completing it New acute hemorrhagic stroke intervention (NicoPath) and 2015 landmark studies on thrombectomy Pipeline Device New LVO tools, routing plans, and certification programs for prehospital personnel Expanded use of telemedicine Information for Advanced Practice Providers Changes to the prehospital phase, the acute treatment phase, and the population affected by stroke Key Features: Reflects current standards of the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association and the Joint Commission Provides crucial information at a glance about diagnostic tests, state-of-the-art treatments, and best practice standards Includes a comprehensive review of diagnostic studies Serves as a concise review for SCRN and SNRN certification exams

Cardiac Arrhythmia Management

A Practical Guide for Nurses and Allied Professionals
Author: Angela Tsiperfal,Linda K. Ottoboni,Salwa Beheiry,Amin Al-Ahmad,Andrea Natale,Paul Wang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470959329
Category: Medical
Page: 494
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Cardiac Arrhythmia Management: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Allied Professionals provides a much-needed resource for nurses and other professionals who work directly with patients being treated for cardiac arrhythmias. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers cardiac arrhythmia conditions and the issues surrounding implantable devices from implant surgery to remote monitoring and troubleshooting. Edited by a team of doctors and nurses, the book addresses key patient management issues in a practical way. Fundamentals for understanding the anatomy and physiology of cardiac arrhythmias and the technology behind cardiac devices are covered in preliminary chapters followed by more specific chapters devoted to cardiac conditions and treatments. Both novices and experienced health professionals will find the book useful and easy to use on a day-to-day basis.

Vital Signs for Nurses

An Introduction to Clinical Observations
Author: Joyce Smith,Rachel Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444341871
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Accurate clinical observations are the key to good patient care and fundamental to nursing practice. Vital Signs for Nurses will support anyone in care delivery to enhance their skills, reflect upon their own practice and assist in their continuing professional development. This practical introductory text explores how to make assessments of heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, pain and nutrition. It also looks at issues of infection control, record-keeping and legal and ethical considerations. With case studies and examples throughout, this text will be invaluable to all healthcare assistants, student nurses, Trainee Assistant Practitioners and students on foundation degrees.

Cardiac Electrophysiology

A Visual Guide for Nurses, Techs, and Fellows
Author: Paul D. Purves,George J. Klein,Peter Leong-sit,Raymond Yee,Allan C. Skanes
Publisher: Cardiotext Pub
ISBN: 9781935395492
Category: Medical
Page: 160
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The Essential Visual Guide to Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Visual Guide for Nurses, Techs, and Fellows is a pictorial guide that illustrates the essential concepts of clinical cardiac EP. 70 figures are accompanied by discussions that offer a fundamental understanding of EP equipment, principles, and procedures.

Acute Medicine

A Handbook for Nurse Practitioners
Author: Lisa Carroll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470060216
Category: Medical
Page: 280
View: 8279
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This book provides Nurse Practitioners working in the field of Acute Medicine with an up to date, practical, and comprehensive guide to the management of acute medical patients. It serves as a text from which the busy highly skilled nurse can obtain information on assessment, diagnosis, and management of acute medical conditions. It identifies priorities for treatment and guides the reader through the management of the patient. Wherever possible the latest published guidelines have been included. The final chapter of the book considers the legal, professional and ethical issues faced by nurses working at an advanced level. The issues of role development, the development of protocols and prescribing are considered.

The Hands-on Guide to Diabetes Care in Hospital


Author: David Levy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118973496
Category: Medical
Page: 176
View: 7118
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3 am call: 'rs X has a blood sugar of 23. Come and deal with it' 'think my insulin pen is called something like Solostar' The respiratory doctors started high dose prednisolone, and the patient’s glucose is 18 'What is the blood glucose target for this patient admitted with an acute coronary syndrome?' Do you struggle with common diabetes problems in hospital practice? The Hands-on Guide to Diabetes Care in Hospital is an ideal companion for ward practitioners, providing answers to these and many other practical diabetes problems, helping you to deliver safe and effective care to patients. Using the best current UK and international guidance, The Hands-on Guide to Diabetes Care in Hospital presents succinct guidance on acute diabetes problems, blood glucose management, acute medical and surgical problems commonly complicated by diabetes and insulin and non-insulin agents, as well as preparing for discharge to the community. With top tips, key points, questions to ask, treatment and follow-up advice in each chapter, this is an essential resource for all medical trainees and students who treat diabetic patients. Ward-based nurses, diabetes specialist nurses and pharmacists will also find a lot that is relevant to their practice. Take the stress out of diabetes care with The Hands-On Guide!

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology

For Nursing and Healthcare Students
Author: Ian Peate,Muralitharan Nair
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119055520
Category: Medical
Page: 656
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Over 300 superb full colour illustrations.

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient

A Practical Guide for Nurses
Author: Philip Jevon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444315285
Category: Medical
Page: 264
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This is a practical, accessible guide for nurses on the management and care of the dying and deceased patient. It outlines the practicalities and legal issues associated with death, the principles of caring for a patient who is dying, and the principles of dealing with death, both expected and unexpected. Care of the Dying & Deceased Patient explores all the practical issues surrounding death, including symptom control, resuscitation, organ donation, how to break bad news, the last offices, cultural issues, post mortems and documentation issues. It also explores both the legal and ethical issues involved- including withholding/withdrawing treatment, assisted euthanasia, patient’s property, wills etc. SPECIAL FEATURES A practical guide to the management of the dying and deceased patient Of use to all nurses and nursing students Accessible and user-friendly Written by an expert in the field

The Nurse Practitioner's Guide to Nutrition


Author: Lisa Hark,Kathleen Ashton,Darwin Deen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118374541
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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The Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Nutrition is a comprehensive clinical resource for nurse practitioners working in a variety of clinical care settings. Emphasizing practical nutrition information, this accessible guide provides guidance on incorporating nutrition history questions and counselling techniques into routine care across all clinical settings. The book begins by discussing fundamental concepts in nutrition assessment, giving readers a solid framework from which to approach subsequent chapters. Section Two focuses on nutrition from a lifespan perspective, organizing information by the issues most pertinent to patients at different stages of life. Section Three presents nutrition counselling across clinical care settings ranging from cardiology, endocrinology, oncology, and gastroenterology to caring for the obese patient. Each chapter includes essential information distilled in quick-access tabular format and clinical scenarios that apply key concepts discussed to real-world examples. Ideal for both in-training and qualified advanced practice nurses, The Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Nutrition is an essential tool for assessing, managing, and treating nutrition-related conditions, as well as promoting nutritional health for all patients. This activity has been approved for 35 nursing continuing education contact hours through the Temple University College of Health Professions and Social Work Department of Nursing Provider Unit, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, itself an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. For e-book users: CNE materials are available for download after purchase. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.

Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioner


Author: Leslie Neal-Boylan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118277856
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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Clinical Case Studies for the Family Nurse Practitioner is a key resource for advanced practice nurses and graduate students seeking to test their skills in assessing, diagnosing, and managing cases in family and primary care. Composed of more than 70 cases ranging from common to unique, the book compiles years of experience from experts in the field. It is organized chronologically, presenting cases from neonatal to geriatric care in a standard approach built on the SOAP format. This includes differential diagnosis and a series of critical thinking questions ideal for self-assessment or classroom use.

Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology

A Practical Guide to Invasive EP Studies and Catheter Ablation
Author: Francis D. Murgatroyd
Publisher: Remedica
ISBN: 1901346374
Category: Medical
Page: 249
View: 388
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Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology provides a comprehensive introductory-level guide to invasive cardiac EP studies. Its focus is to enable the reader to understand and interpret the recording and stimulation techniques used during an EP study. The primary emphasis is on tachyarrhythmia diagnosis, but the book also includes bradycardias, the principles of catheter ablation and new mapping techniques. The main concepts are explained diagrammatically in a 4 colour format with clinical multichannel intracardiac recordings being used to illustrate the concepts discussed. The book provides sufficient practical information to enable the reader to plan an EP study and interpret the intracardiac recordings of most common tachycardias.