- Provides a road map for the efficient and successful management of atrial fibrillation in the short stay or observation unit setting
- Includes documentation such as care pathways, order sheets, educational tools, diet information, and standing orders
- Developed in collaboration with the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care to help healthcare professionals keep pace with the radical changes in atrial fibrillation diagnosis and management
This book provides a road map for the efficient and successful management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the short stay unit. It describes the problem, defines the measures of successful treatment, elucidates interventions, and supplies the tools for achieving quality care. Organized in four parts, it covers the impact of AF on patient populations; the presentation and management of AF; the transition to the outpatient environment; and systems management. Topics include the economic consequences of AF; cardioversion and cardiac implantable electronic devices in AF management; education of the AF patient and discharge planning; and quality metrics in AF. The book also provides order sheets and process criteria with which institutions can successfully manage the AF patient in the short stay unit, thus optimizing patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiencies. Short Stay Management of AtrialFibrillation is a valuable resource for cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, electrophysiologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in AF management.
Frank Peacock, MD, FACEP, Professor, Emergency Medicine, Associate Chair and Research Director, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Carol Lynn Clark, MD, Associate Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI