Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse, 3rd Ed.

Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse, 3rd Ed.

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Book, 234 pages, 2019
9780826136497

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Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse, 3rd Ed.

This concise clinical guide provides nurses who care for cardiac patients with speedy access to information and guidelines they need to know and use daily. Heavily updated with the newest clinical practice information, the third edition emphasizes postoperative complications and the nursing interventions designed to prevent and treat them. It includes updated coverage of risk factors for stroke and congenital heart disease and discusses new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications.

Bulleted information, brief paragraphs, boxed indicators highlighting key information, and Fast Facts boxes are included in each chapter. The book’s consistent organization facilitates quick access to information on equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care. Ideal for new graduates and nurses considering a switch to cardiac care and critical care, this resource reinforces existing knowledge and provides a foundation for developing additional skills.

Table of Contents:

1. Epidemiology of Coronary Artery Disease and Valve Disease and the Need for Heart Surgery

2. Diagnostic Tests

3. Preparing a Patient for Cardiac Surgery

4. Cardiopulmonary Bypass

5. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

6. Valve Surgery

7. Other Surgical Treatments

8. Off-Pump Surgeries and Minimally Invasive Techniques

9. The First Few Hours: Initial Recovery

10. Complications: Initial Postoperative Period

11. Transition to Intermediate Care

12. Extended Recovery Timelines

13. Complications: Extended Recovery Period

14. Stroke

15. Discharge and Rehabilitation

ISBN #: 9780826136497

Author: T. Hodge