Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sonya R. Hardin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0763757624
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Medical

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is an evidence-based foundation for care of the patient during the vulnerable period immediately following cardiac surgery. A comprehensive resource, this text serves as a foundation for nurses beginning to care for cardiac surgery patients, as well as a source of advanced knowledge for nurses who have mastered the essential basic skills necessary to care for this patient population. It addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery and the nursing responsibilities to meet the needs of these acutely ill patients, as well as advances and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. The perfect study aid for those readers preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification, this book features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sonya R. Hardin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449658144
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Medical

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is a comprehensive reference that provides a foundation for all cardiac nurses. It is designed to prepare the nurse who is first learning to care for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. It addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery and the nursing responsibilities to meet the needs of these acutely ill patients. Second, the book provides advanced knowledge and a scientific basis for nurses who have mastered the essential knowledge and skills necessary to care for this patient population who now seek more in-depth knowledge base about advances in this dynamic field and strategies to optimize patient outcomes. The emphasis throughout the book is providing an evidence-based foundation for care of the patient during the vulnerable period immediately following cardiac surgery. It also serves as a study aid for those readers preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification. The book features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies. The Perfect Study Tool for the AACN Cardiac Surgery Certification!

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Author: East Carolina University Greenville North Carolina Sonya R Hardin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449617974
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Medical

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing is a comprehensive reference that provides a foundation for all cardiac nurses. It is designed to prepare the nurse who is first learning to care for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. It addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery and the nursing responsibilities to meet the needs of these acutely ill patients. Second, the book provides advanced knowledge and a scientific basis for nurses who have mastered the essential knowledge and skills necessary to care for this patient population who now seek more in-depth knowledge base about advances in this dynamic field and strategies to optimize patient outcomes. The emphasis throughout the book is providing an evidence-based foundation for care of the patient during the vulnerable period immediately following cardiac surgery. It also serves as a study aid for those readers preparing for the AACN's Cardiac Surgery Certification. The book features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies. The Perfect Study Tool for the AACN Cardiac Surgery Certification!

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Author: Sonya R. Hardin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284068320
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Medical

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.

Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse Second Edition

Author: Tanya Hodge, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826127860
Release Date: 2015-10-14
Genre: Medical

This handy clinical guide provides speedy access to information and guidelines cardiac surgery nurses need to know and use daily. It covers all aspects of care from preoperative to recovery, with an emphasis on prevention and management of postoperative complications—an area where nurses can really make a difference and improve care. The second edition is completely revised and updated, with such highlights as new coverage of risk factors for stroke, thoracic aortic aneurysms, and congenital heart disease, and updates on new surgical techniques and devices. New illustrations help to clarify crucial information and tables are reorganized to emphasize commonly used medications. The second edition retains all of the expedient features of the Fast Facts guides, including Fast Facts in a Nutshell boxes delineating especially important content, chapter introductions and objectives, short, easy-to-read chapters, and a convenient pocket size. The heart of the book focuses on post-op complications and nursing interventions to prevent and treat them. The book’s five sections are comprised of the Preoperative Period, the Intraoperative Period, the Immediate Postoperative Period, the Extended Postoperative Period, and the Recovery Period, including discharge and long-term rehabilitation. Each section includes nursing considerations and patient education topics. Nurse-sensitive indicators and strategies for improving nursing care are featured throughout. The resource will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, and will reinforce the knowledge of seasoned practitioners. New to the Second Edition: Updates including new surgical techniques and devices Additional graphics to increase reader comprehension Modifications to tables for ease of access to information New sections on thoracic aortic aneurysms and congenital heart disease New chapter on stroke with a focus on postoperative treatment options Key Features: Delivers a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Organized for easy access to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care Includes Fast Facts in a Nutshell delivery of timely content Formatted in short paragraphs packed with timely and accessible information

Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery

Author: Robert M. Bojar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444331431
Release Date: 2011-01-11
Genre: Medical

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.

Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Author: David Sidebotham
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702039041
Release Date: 2007-09-12
Genre: Medical

This new bedside manual guides you through all the practical aspects of managing patients following cardiothoracic surgery and critically ill cardiology patients. Primarily designed to use in cardiothoracic intensive care units and coronary care units, it covers the perioperative management for the full range of cardiothoracic surgical procedures, the management of complications, and related issues. Core topics in cardiothoracic critical care, such as hemodynamic instability, arrhythmias, bleeding, and mechanical cardiac support, are afforded broad coverage. Also included are sections on advanced ventilatory techniques and veno-venous ECMO for treating severe respiratory failure, as well as nutritional support, treating and preventing infection, renal failure, and care of the dying patient. Concisely written and featuring liberal use of illustrations as well as an integrated, tightly edited style, and a limited number of key references, this volume will become your reference of choice for the care of of cardiothoracic surgery patients and critically ill cardiology patients. Find information quickly with concisely written text. Get a more complete picture with extensive illustrations. Focus on just the information you need using a a limited number of key references. Navigate the complexities of critical care for a fulll range of cardiothoracic surgery patients with in-depth coverage of perioperative care, management of complications, and more.

Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing

Author: Betsy A. Finkelmeier
Publisher: Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781717132
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Medical

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.

Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

Author: Kathleen Perrin
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134146344
Release Date: 2017-04-27
Genre: Medical

This title is appropriate for all baccalaureate-level courses in critical care and advanced adult or medical surgical nursing, as well as for hospital orientation programs for beginning critical care nurses. An introduction to critical care that helps nurses deliver safe, effective care that optimizes patients' outcome Understanding the Essentials of Critical Care Nursing provides novice critical care nurses with a firm foundation so that they are able to understand the complexities of care; deliver safe, effective care; and begin their transition to expert nurses. It identifies concepts and techniques that are unique to critical care nursing and focuses on the essentials of providing care to patients with disorders that are commonly seen in critical care settings. Evidence-based practices, safety initiatives, commonly used medications, and leading technologies for providing better care are highlighted throughout the book. The Third Edition includes current recommendations for practice as well as new NCLEX�-style questions and analytical Why/Why Not features that spark critical thinking and test readers' understanding. By concentrating on the problems that the new critical care nurse is most likely to encounter, the text establishes the groundwork students need to become increasingly effective nurses capable of offering advanced care.

Postoperative Critical Care for Cardiac Surgical Patients

Author: Ali Dabbagh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642404184
Release Date: 2013-11-29
Genre: Medical

Cardiac surgical procedures are among the most common and most complicated forms of surgery worldwide and the postoperative period is characterized by complex challenges. Among the factors determining ultimate clinical outcome, postoperative critical care is of major importance. This book adopts a clinical approach in explaining and analyzing the course of clinical care in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Since the postoperative clinical status is directly influenced by preoperative and intraoperative factors, the early chapters briefly examine preoperative issues and the intraoperative course of cardiac surgery, with particular attention to anesthesia and the process of cardiopulmonary bypass. Subsequent chapters primarily address the critical care of patients by means of an organ-oriented approach, which will enable the reader to use the text as a "cookbook" of cardiac intensive care. This book is intended for use in daily practice by cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, intensivists and cardiac intensive care nurses.

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing Second Edition

Author: Marianne Chulay
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071702720
Release Date: 2010-05-24
Genre: Medical

The authoritative, evidence-based coverage you need to safely and competently care for adult, critically ill patients and their families – or prepare for the critical care nursing certification exam Endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and written by top clinical experts in acute care nursing, this textbook thoroughly covers all the need-to-know details on the care of adult, critically ill patients and their families. Supported by helpful tables and algorithms, the book’s practical, building-block organization starts with the basics before proceeding to more complex concepts, paralleling the blueprint for the critical care nursing CCRN certification examination. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is divided into four logical sections, which, taken as a whole, will give you complete understanding of this challenging area of nursing practice: The Essentials – provides fundamental information that new clinicians must understand to provide safe, competent nursing care to all critically ill patients, regardless of their underlying medical diagnosis. Pathological Conditions – covers pathologic conditions and management strategies commonly encountered in all adult critical care units. Advanced Concepts in Caring for the Critically Ill Patient – presents advanced critical care concepts or pathologic conditions that are less common or more specialized than those generally found in adult critical care units. Key Reference Information – includes reference information that you will find helpful in a clinical environment, such as normal laboratory and diagnostic values, algorithms for advanced cardiac life support, and summary tables of critical care drugs and cardiac rhythms Each chapter begins with Knowledge Competencies that can be used to gauge your progress. This edition is compatible with ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation), the online program offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

The Cardiac Care Unit Survival Guide

Author: Eyal Herzog
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451177466
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Medical

This book is geared toward cardiologists, trainees, and housestaff --anyone who rotates or practices in the CCU--who must grasp the subtleties when treating patients in a cardiac care unit. It is organized in a way to help you understand the simplified pathophysiology of the disease, the diagnosis modalities, the initial critical care management in the CCU, the clinical care in a step down unit and plan for discharge therapy. Dr. Herzog has developed unified pathways for the management of patients presenting with acute chest pain or its equivalent, acute heart failure, atrial fibrillation and flutter, syncope, cardiac arrest, hypertension and hyperglycemia. Algorithms and pathways for management are provided in each chapter for easy implementation in any health care system. In addition, because specialized units are frightening to the patients and their families, there is a section in each chapter on what the patient and family need to know, that encompasses a capsulated explanation of the condition and treatment management. A companion website accompanies the text that includes fully searchable text and patient information.

Synergy for Clinical Excellence the AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care

Author: East Carolina University Greenville North Carolina Sonya R Hardin
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763770259
Release Date: 2008-08-11
Genre: Medical

An essential reference for nursing students in developing and implementing the competencies necessary in caring for critically ill patients! Synergy for Clinical Excellence: The AACN Synergy Model for Patient Care enhances the understanding of The Synergy Model in practice. Based on a decade of work by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the text encompasses the history and development of the nurse and patient characteristic inherent in The Synergy Model, and then thoroughly addresses each characteristic individually and applies the model in practice. Includes sample test questions relevant to the model that will assist nursing students in preparing for certification through AACN, and provide further examples of the integration of the Synergy Model in practice.

Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Author: Robyn Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199692958
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Genre: Medical

An indispensible pocket reference for critical care trainees, consultants and intensive care nurses, this new Oxford Specialist Handbook provides an evidence-based approach to all aspects of patient care in cardiothoracic intensive care. Written in the Oxford Handbook format, each section is comprised of short topics ideal for quick reference. Portable, accessible, and reliable, the book equips the clinician with the basic scientific and clinical knowledge to safely assist in formulating management plans, based on current best practice. Cardiothoracic Critical Care addresses major recent developments in cardiothoracic critical care, such as cardiovascular support, mechanical support (IABP, VADS, and ECMO), and drug therapies such as nitric oxide and other new inotropic agents. The management of postoperative bleeding is covered in detail, as it increasingly involves updated fluid and blood-product therapies including blood preservation techniques such as cell salvage.