- Fast access to concise, targeted information on all essential aspects of cardiac nursing
- Written by experienced nurses and packed full of up-to-the minute guidance and information
- Patient centred, evidence-based and in line with the latest guidelines
- An indispensable companion for practising and senior student nurses in a variety of care settings
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.
Readership: Cardiac nurses, specialist nurse practitioners, pre-admission nurses, rapid access chest pain clinic specialists, qualified nurses working in non-cardiac settings who regularly care for patients with cardiac problems. Also primary care nurses, paramedics, senior student nurses, and all health care professionals involved in the care of patients with cardiac problems.
2: Cardiac assessment
3: Cardiac investigations
4: Valvular disease
5: Infective endocarditis
6: Coronary heart disease
7: Acute coronary syndromes
8: Interventional cardiology for coronary artery disease
9: Cardiac surgery
10: Chronic heart failure
11: Bradycardias and blocks
14: Congenital heart disease
16: Other cardiac problems
17: Cardiac rehabilitation, prevention of cardiac disease and promotion of health
18: Cardiovascular emergencies
19: Cardiovascular drugs