Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery, 5th Ed.

Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery, 5th Ed.

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Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery, 5th Ed.

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.

Table of Contents:



1 Synopsis of Adult Cardiac Surgical Disease

2 Diagnostic Techniques in Cardiac Surgery

3 General Preoperative Considerations and Preparation of the Patient for Surgery

4 Cardiac Anesthesia

5 Cardiopulmonary Bypass

6 Myocardial Protection

7 Admission to the ICU and Monitoring Techniques

8 Early Postoperative Care

9 Mediastinal Bleeding

10 Respiratory Management

11 Cardiovascular Management

12 Fluid Management, Renal, Metabolic, and Endocrine Problems

13 Post-ICU Care and Other Complications


Appendix 1A American College of Cardiology Classes of Recommendation and Levels of Evidence

Appendix 1B New York Heart Association Functional Classification

Appendix 2 Typical Preoperative Order Sheet

Appendix 3 Typical Orders for Admission to the ICU

Appendix 4 Typical Transfer Orders from the ICU

Appendix 5 Typical ICU Flowsheet

Appendix 6 Hyperglycemia Protocol for Cardiac Surgery Patients

Appendix 7 Heparinization Protocol for Cardiac Surgery Patients

Appendix 8 Protocol for Initiating Warfarin

Appendix 9 INR Reversal Protocol

Appendix 10 Drug, Food, and Dietary Supplement Interactions with Warfarin

Appendix 11 Doses of Parenteral Medications Commonly Used in the ICU and Their Modification in Renal Failure

Appendix 12 Doses of Nonparenteral Drugs Commonly Used After Heart Surgery and Their Modifications in Renal Failure

Appendix 13 Definitions from the STS Data Specifications (Version 27 2011)

Appendix 14 Body Surface Area Nomogram

Appendix 15 Body Mass Index Chart

Appendix 16 Technique of Thoracentesis

Appendix 17 Technique for Tube Thoracostomy

Appendix 18 Technique of Insertion of Percutaneous Tracheostomy Tube


ISBN #: 9781444331431

Author: R. Boja