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.

Critical care nurses are crucial to the postoperative recovery and health of patients who undergo cardiac surgery and require specialized care. “Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing”, 3rd ed. is a resource for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in critical care units immediately following cardiac surgery and in the transition to home. With an evidence-based foundation, the third edition addresses nursing knowledge to meet the needs of acutely ill patients and strategies to optimizing patient outcomes in this dynamic field. Key information has been added and updated to reflect significant changes in cardiac surgery, and the book includes four new chapters based on the needs of patients, families and readers. The 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: Cardiogenetics

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