Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Ed.

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Ed.

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Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Ed.

Patients who undergo cardiac surgery require specialized care. Critical care nurses are crucial to their postoperative recovery and health. Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, 3rd edition is an indispensable resource for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in critical care units immediately following cardiac surgery and in the transitioning to home. With an evidence-based foundation, the 3rd edition  addresses nursing knowledge to meet the needs of acutely ill patients and strategies to optimizing patient outcomes in this dynamic field. Vital information has been added and updated to reflect significant changes in cardiac surgery as well as four new chapters based on needs of patients, families, and readers. These new chapters address nutritional issues, post ICU-care, psychological and spiritual support, and rehabilitation care post cardiac surgery.

Published in partnership with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), “Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing”, 3rd Edition is a must-have reference for all nurses caring for acutely and critically ill patients and resource to help prepare nurses who plan to take the Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC) subspecialty exam offered by AACN.

Key Features

  • Clinical Inquiry Boxes throughout highlight research findings that have implications for nursing practice.
  • Case Studies and Critical Thinking Questions promote critical thinking and application of information.
  • Self-Assessment Questions at the end of each chapter can be used as practice questions to help nurses preparing for the CSC exam.
  • Rationales for the correct answers to the multiple-choice questions have been added to this edition.

Table of Contents:

Chapter  1  Clinical Judgment in Critical Care
Chapter  2  Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter  3  Indications for Cardiac Surgery
Chapter  4  Preoperative Cardiac Surgery Nursing Evaluation
Chapter  5  Heart Valve Surgery
Chapter  6  Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Chapter  7  Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Chapter  8  Recovery from Anesthesia
Chapter  9  Hemodynamic Monitoring
Chapter  10  Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
Chapter  11  Mechanical Ventilation After Cardiac Surgery
Chapter  12  Pharmacologic Support Following Cardiac Surgery
Chapter  13  Postoperative Complications of Cardiac Surgery and Nursing Interventions
Chapter  14  Pain Management
Chapter  15  Postoperative Dysrhythmias
Chapter  16  Neurologic Complications
Chapter  17  Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances Following Cardiac Surgery
Chapter  18  Wound Care
Chapter  19  Bridge to Transplant and Cardiac Transplantation
Chapter  20  Post-ICU Care and Other Complications
Chapter  21  Implications of Obesity of the Cardiac Surgery Patient
Chapter  22  Cardio-genetics
Chapter  23  Nutritional Issues of the Patient Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
Chapter  24  Depression, Anxiety, and Spirituality Among Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
Chapter  25  Rehabilitation and Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient

ISBN #: 9781284154214

Authors: S. Hardin, R. Kaplow