Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-05-22
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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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.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Clinical Judgment in Critical Carep. 1
Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiologyp. 13
Indications for Cardiac Surgeryp. 27
Preoperative Cardiac Surgery Nursing Evaluationp. 53
Heart Valve Surgeryp. 73
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeryp. 93
Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypassp. 115
Recovery from Anesthesiap. 127
Hemodynamic Monitoringp. 145
Intra-aortic Balloon Pumpp. 165
Mechanical Ventilation After Cardiac Surgeryp. 185
Pharmacologic Support Following Cardiac Surgeryp. 205
Postoperative Complications of Cardiac Surgery and Nursing Interventionsp. 257
Pain Managementp. 287
Postoperative Dysrhythmiasp. 309
Neurologic Complicationsp. 323
Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances Following Cardiac Surgeryp. 345
Wound Carep. 371
Bridge to Transplant and Cardiac Transplantationp. 393
Glossaryp. 433
Indexp. 445
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