Nursing the Cardiac Patient is a practical guide that addresses the management of cardiac patients across the spectrum of health care settings. It assists nurses in developing a complete understanding of the current evidence-based practice and principles underlying the care and management of the cardiac patient. It combines theoretical and practical components of cardiac care in an accessible and user-friendly format, with case studies and practical examples throughout.
Author: Melanie Humphreys
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Cardiovascular disease is one of the most common causes of premature death throughout the developed world and it is also rapidly increasing in the developing world. The condition significantly impacts on every aspect of the patient's life. Additionally many patients who have concurrent health problems may require cardiac management whilst undergoing other specialist treatments. Patients with cardiac disease are managed across a variety of settings, from acute tertiary specialist centres, to general medical wards and in primary care. The Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing provides a systematic account of the main areas of cardiac nursing including assessment, investigation, treatment, rehabilitation, and pharmacological interventions. Although a large part of the handbook focuses on caring for patients with coronary heart disease, many other cardiovascular problems such as valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and cardiomyopathies are covered. The book is clearly laid out with one topic per page, and written in an easily readable note-based style. Blank pages for writing notes, observations and local protocols allow the handbook to be customised to meet local needs.All this is available in a handy, pocket-sized book with hard-wearing plastic covers. Written by practising nurses and subject experts, the Oxford Handbook of Cardiac Nursing is a unique and invaluable companion for novice and experienced practitioners, and for all health care professionals who are involved in the care of cardiac patients in all settings.
Author: Karen Rawlings-Anderson,Kate Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Acute Cardiac Care provides nurses with a comprehensive understanding of the current practice and principles underlying the care and management of acute cardiac conditions. It addresses the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) with an emphasis on evidence-based pharmacological management, cardiac emergencies (cardiac arrest, arrhythmia, acute pulmonary oedema, cardiogenic shock), current diagnostic and interventional modalities for the management of ACS, including risk stratification, and the ethical, political, social and economic factors that impact upon the provision of acute cardiac services in Australia and the UK. Edited by renowned academics and clinicians in the field, this practical text will encourage nurses to think critically about evidence and management of acute coronary conditions, and provide a guide on how and where to look for up-to-date evidence and guidelines. KEY FEATURES: A comprehensive and practical guide to the current practice and principles underlying the nursing care of acute cardiac conditions Edited by leading authorities in the field with a wealth of experience in acute cardiac care and resuscitation Has an emphasis on evidence-based practice, encouraging nurses to critically think about their practice Contains learning objectives, key points and activities and further reading guidelines
A Practical Guide for Nurses
Author: Angela Kucia,Tom Quinn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Author: Sonya R. Hardin,Roberta Kaplow
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
As a nursing student you learn lots of nursing theory and research - but how do you translate this into practice and apply it to the skills you need? Where do you start? What steps should be carried out and in what order? What should you do afterwards? Essential Nursing Skills answers these questions for over 130 clinical skills. Each one is explained from start to finish, using a step-by-step approach, with clear illustrations and colour photographs to enhance understanding. Small enough to carry with you and specifically designed and written to aid learning, this book is invaluable for nurses across all fields. . Attractive design - easy to use . Skills explained step by step . Comprehensive list of skills covers all that students will encounter in practice . Points for Practice sections encourage readers to reflect and learn . Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge base for each skill Full-colour photographs illustrate many of the procedures Full colour is used throughout to help navigate procedures Section listing normal values of commonly used blood tests Skills to assess deteriorating patients and care for patients undergoing surgery Reflects changes in nursing and professional national guidelines. Essential skills series
Author: Maggie Nicol,Carol Bavin,Patricia Cronin,Karen Rawlings-Anderson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is a practical guide to the nursing care and management of patients with medical emergencies involving system failure. Following an initial chapter on assessment, the authors adopt a system-by-system approach, with an emphasis on the clinical features of medical emergencies, their assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Nursing Medical Emergency Patients is a vital resource for all nurses working with medical emergency patients, and provides an essential companion to both Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient and Treating the Critically Ill Patient. Accessible and reader friendly Integrates theory with practice Adopts an evidence based approach Includes chapter objectives, 'best practice' boxes and case studies Refers to National guidelines and key initiatives e.g. outreach teams Includes legal and ethical issues
Author: Philip Jevon,Melanie Humphreys,Beverley Ewens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A succinct yet comprehensive reference tool for cardiac surgery nurses, this new addition to the Fast Facts series provides quick access to frequently used information regarding the care of cardiac surgery patients. It encompasses the timeline from pre-op to recovery period, with a special focus on the prevention and management of commonly seen post-op complications. The book addresses surgical treatments for coronary artery disease, valve disease, descending aortic aneurysms, and congenital heart disease in adults, and covers patient presentation and diagnostic tests, immediate and extended post-operative period care, cardiac rehabilitation programs, and patient education. Intended for daily use, this reference not only contains important guidelines for all nurses caring for cardiac surgery patients, but reinforces highly specialized skills and supports the development of new skills. It will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, as well as seasoned practitioners. Key Features: Provides a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Clearly organized for easy reference to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care Includes ìFast Facts in a Nutshellî feature to help guide the new nurse Pays special attention to the differences between CHD and manifestations of other heart disease states Pinpoints sensitive nursing indicators and ways to improve patient care
Everything You Need to Know in a Nutshell
Author: Tanya Hodge, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of clinical skills in nursing Written by experienced nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information An indispensable companion for practising and student nurses in a variety of care settings Patient centred, evidence-based and in line with the latest guidelines Includes practice tips and pitfalls to aid patient careIncreasingly nurses are developing and extending their clinical skills into areas that were once considered only for doctors. With the rise of post-registration clinical skills courses, advanced practitioners, and the new medical assistant roles, it is anticipated that future professional practice will involve more emphasis on clinical skills for nurses.The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing provides a practical, easily accessible, concise and evidence-based guide to all the essential elements of clinical skills for nursing practice in one portable format. The first section deals with the principles underlying patient assessment, and professional issues relating to clinical skills in order to help practitioners perform procedures safely and competently. This is followed by chapters on generic skills such as communication, hygiene and comfort, infection control, intravenous access, and care of the theatre patient. There are separate sections on drug administration and emergency and high dependency care. The book then takes a systems-based approach to the care of patients covering the key concepts which underpin all good nursing practice, including the social and psychological aspects of nursing. Information is included on how to relate the principles of clinical skills to different groups such as the elderly and the mentally ill, which will have relevance to practitioners whether in a hospital or community setting.A unique and comprehensive guide to clinical skills in nursing, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing will help nurses and other health care workers to perform clinical skills safely and competently. Readership: Nursing students in pre-registration diploma, degree and masters level degree programmes; registered nurses at staff nurse, advanced and specialist level and charge nurse/sister level; registered nurses undertaking post-registration education programmes.
Author: Jacqueline Randle,Frank Coffey,Martyn Bradbury
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Essential Clinical Skills clearly and succinctly explains each key clinical skill and provides a structured format for students to undertake many of the skills taught in HLT54115. Each skill is mapped to the key units of competency as well as the Indicators in the Standards for Practice: Enrolled Nurses (2016), where relevant. Using this text, students and instructors are able to translate their skills and knowledge into demonstrable competencies that fulfil the required standards. The text has been designed to assist the learning and practice of clinical skills introduced in on campus purpose-built Nursing Skills Laboratories. Students are taught how to implement basic nursing care, assess clients' health and analyse health-related information.
Author: Joanne Tollefson,Karen Tambree,Eugenie Jelly,Gayle Watson
Publisher: Cengage AU
Focusing on the interdisciplinary team, this cardiovascular resource provides evidence-based knowledge and guidance for advanced practice nurses in a variety of care settings. Its clinically relevant and directly applicable information is presented in an accessible and well-organized format. The book encompasses clinical findings, diagnostic testing, state-of-the-art procedures, and therapeutic interventions commonly utilized in inpatient and outpatient clinical cardiology. It is specifically designed to meet the informational needs of advanced practice registered nurse providers and students including family nurse practitioners, adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and clinical nurse specialists. The resource covers the range of cardiovascular conditions, both chronic and acute. It discusses the interdisciplinary cardiovascular care team; explains the cardiovascular history and clinical examination in nearly step-by-step detail; analyzes clinical findings; details common stable and urgent conditions; describes the preoperative cardiovascular evaluation; advises on the selection and appropriateness of laboratory evaluations and cardiovascular diagnostic studies; provides an overview of state-of-the-art procedures, including electrophysiology; and assesses therapeutic interventions, including lifestyle, pharmacotherapeutics, and invasive techniques. It supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making by considering the challenges presented through advances in technology and the increasing complexity of diagnostic procedures. An appendix features tables of relevant and essential cardiovascular guidelines for quick reference. Key Features: Details current and cutting-edge practices and contemporary issues in cardiovascular care Applies evidenced-based research findings to clinical practice Compares diagnostic testing options and therapeutic interventions Clarifies complex topics through use of tables, algorithms, images, and lists Identifies pertinent studies and resources for cardiovascular care Describes common cardiac procedures and screening methods Supports the development of clinical judgment skills and therapeutic decision-making
Author: Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
This book provides a complete, easy-to-use handbook for nurses who see patients with heart failure. In recent years heart failure has become a high priority in health care. With more nurses caring for patients with heart failure and making decisions that are often complex, there is a clear need for those nurses to have access to good quality clinical information and guidance. This book is designed to be a practical, ‘one-stop’, handbook for the practitioner, supported by case studies and up-todate references throughout, providing all the topics the Practitioner or student may need in their work with patients with heart failure.
A Clinical Nursing Handbook
Author: Christopher Nicholson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
In today’s healthcare environment of scarce resources and challenges related to safety and quality, nurses must make decision after decision to ensure timely, accurate, and efficient provision of care. Solid decision-making, or lack thereof, can significantly affect patient care and outcomes. Clinical reasoning – how a nurse processes information and chooses what action to take – is a skill vital to nursing practice and split-second decisions. And yet, developing the clinical reasoning to make good decisions takes time, education, experience, patience, and reflection. Along the way, nurses can benefit from a successful, practical model that demystifies and advances clinical reasoning skills. In The Essentials of Clinical Reasoning for Nurses, authors RuthAnne Kuiper, Sandra O’Donnell, Daniel Pesut, and Stephanie Turrise provide a model that supports learning and teaching clinical reasoning, development of reflective and complex thinking, clinical supervision, and care planning through scenarios, diagnostic cues, case webs, and more.
Author: RuthAnne Kuiper,Sandra M. O’Donnell,Daniel J. Pesut,Stephanie L. Turrise
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
This little book is an ideal clinical skills reference for nursing students and junior health care practitioners. Its easy to navigate design and step-by-step approach allows for information to be accessed quickly to help students review skills while on placement and prepare for their OSCE exams. - Essential equipment tick lists helps ensure students know what they need to perform clinical skills. - All fields of nursing are covered with tips throughout to help students support every patient group. - Introduces different approaches to performing clinical skills in community and acute settings to help students and new practitioners feel confident performing the skill in any situation.
Step by Step
Author: Catherine Delves-Yates,Fiona Everett,Wendy Wright
Designed as a compelling text for students, Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing offers evidence-based and family centred practical guidance for procedures in all care settings. Emphasis is placed on the development of decision-making skills and sensitive care. It is enhanced by illustrations, online resources, and regular updates to evidence.
Author: Imelda Coyne,Fiona Timmins,Freda Neill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Employing an evidence-based approach, this comprehensive textbook introduces the core clinical skills and competencies a newly-qualified nurse is required to have for professional practice. It is divided into five broad sections looking at: Care and compassion and communication, including personal care and pain assessment Essential skills, including observations, monitoring and emergency management Organisational aspects of care, including moving and handling, and wound care Safety and protection, including medicine management and infection control Nutrition and fluid balance, including hydration and nutrition. Designed to allow readers to develop and enhance their clinical skills with one key textbook, each chapter contains learning outcomes, recommendations for practice, case studies, activities, ‘clinical significance’ highlights and step-by-step guides to important procedures. This invaluable clinical skills textbook is an essential reference for pre-registration nursing students of all fields of nursing.
Author: Tina Moore,Sheila Cunningham
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Part of the Nursing Secrets Series, Cardiovascular Nursing Secrets is designed to be helpful for both new and experienced nurses in the cardiovascular field. New graduates, novice nurses, or those nurses returning to work in the cardiovascular field will find the book especially helpful in learning the "pearls" or "secrets" of practice. Written in a question & answer format. Section I: Assessment provides a guide to assessment skills, such as history taking and conducting a focused cardiovascular physical exam. Includes common questions that new or experienced nurses may have about history taking and completing a physical exam in a timely manner. "Pearls" of the trade are included regarding heart auscultation. Other aspects of physical assessment, such as hemodynamic monitoring (both invasive and non-invasive) are also included. Section II: Diagnostic Procedures discusses the various types of diagnostic studies that are pertinent to the CV patient population, indications for each, and includes tips on result interpretation. Patient preparation instruction and tips for patient education for each procedure are also addressed. Section III: Symptoms and Disease States includes a discussion on common etiologies of the symptoms or disease states, differential diagnoses, the most common treatments and introduces any controversies therein. Section IV: Therapeutic Options covers some of the major categories of treatment options for CV patients. Includes patient preparation and education tips. Section V: Cardiovascular Pharmacology covers some of the major categories of pharmacological treatment options for CV patients, including indications for use, potential side effects, patient education, and any current controversies in the field of each treatment option. Section VI: Cardiovascular Risk Reduction covers areas of cardiovascular risk reduction that nurses commonly address when conducting assessments, educating for primary/secondary prevention of CV events, and completing patient discharge planning. Common strategies and "pearls" of the trade are given to optimize patient adherence. Section VII: Special Patient Populations covers selected special patient populations that are commonly seen in practice. The unique characteristics of each sub-population in the relationship to CV disease are also briefly reviewed. Includes common questions asked by new and experienced nurses. Section VIII: Current Topics in Cardiology covers issues of family presence during invasive or resuscitative procedures, end of life patient care and genetics as they relate to the cardiovascular patient. Uses an effective 2-color format to provide answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding cardiovascular nursing. Lists 75 "Top Secrets" of cardiovascular nursing in the front matter for quick reference. Features Key Points boxes to emphasize the most important material in the chapter. Provides Internet Resources in each chapter for further studying and reference. Includes a special populations section that covers cardiovascular disease and its effect on the health of women, the elderly, diverse cultures, and those with diabetes. Includes a section on current topics at the end of the book, which includes chapters on family presence during resuscitation, end of life care, and genetics. Designed for both new and experienced nurses in the cardiovascular nursing field.
Author: Leslie Davis (MSN.)
The Fundamentals of Nursing: Clinical skills workbook will support Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing 3rd edition in 2012 by providing a separate clinical skills workbook, accompanied by a suite of Australian clinical skills videos. The workbook features the nursing skills from the text, accompanied by an overview at the beginning of each skill set and supported by clinical skill competency check lists aligned with the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse. The Bondy rating scale has been incorporated to provide clearly defined levels of competency and an opportunity for reflection is included at the end of each skill to encourage meaningful learning. A suite of clinical skills videos are available online to support the workbook. Ideal for viewing in class, the videos also provide students with a valuable tool for revision prior to assessment. The trusted Step-by-Step approach for all skills as used in Potter and Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing, 4th ANZ edition by Crisp, Taylor, Douglas and Rebeiro Competency checklists aligned to the National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse for Australia and New Zealand The Bondy rating scale provides a valuable tool for assessment Accompanied by a suite of Australian nursing clinical skills videos via the Evolve platform 11 NEW skills including 8 health assessment skills: Skill 27-1 Abdominal health assessment Skill 27-2 Musculoskeletal health assessment Skill 27-3 Cardiovascular health assessment Skill 27-4 Respiratory health assessment Skill 27-5 Neurological health assessment Skill 27-6 Mental Health Skill 27-7 Body systems assessment Skill 41-2 Pain health assessment
Author: Geraldine Rebeiro,Leanne Jack,Natashia Scully,Damian Wilson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Rapid Cardiac Care is an indispensable resource for all frontline staff working with acutely ill patients. Offering easy access to the knowledge base needed to provide rapid, safe and effective cardiac care, it is ideal for newly qualified healthcare professionals including, nurses, paramedics, cardiac technicians, junior medics, and physiotherapists. Key features include: Essential information to support the assessment of the cardiac patient including focused history taking and physical assessment, rhythm interpretation and 12-lead ECG assessment Practical guidance on how to care for patients with cardiac emergencies, including acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, heart failure and cardiac arrest A quick reference A-Z section that explores a wide range of conditions affecting the heart, each with a comprehensive overview of patient presentation and strategies to guide patient assessment and management Diagrams and images are provided to facilitate learning
Author: Emma Menzies-Gow,Christine Spiers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Clinical Skills for Healthcare Assistants is an accessible, easy to read guide, outlining the fundamental and core skills integral to clinical practice. Divided into three sections, the first looks at fundamental skills applicable to all staff, such as accountability, communication and record keeping. Section two explores core clinical skills for example respiratory care, pulse, blood glucose management, catheter care, and fluid balance. Section three outlines complex clinical skills that require more in-depth training and may be restricted to specialist areas of practice, such as medication, and intravenous cannulation. Each chapter follows the same easy to use structure, starting with the aims and objectives of the chapter, followed by the explanation of why the skill is performed, relevant anatomy and physiology, related aspects and terminology, how to perform the skill and common problems. Aimed primarily at healthcare assistants, this will also be a useful resource for newly qualified practitioners and students in health and social care.
Author: Paula Ingram,Irene Lavery
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Author: Betsy A. Finkelmeier
Publisher: Williams & Wilkins