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Description - Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse: Caring for Cardiac Surgery Patients by Tanya Hodge

A quick-access format delivers the "big picture" from pre-op to extended recovery.

This concise clinical guide provides cardiac care nurses with speedy access to information and guidelines they use daily. Heavily updated with the newest clinical practice information, the third edition emphasizes postoperative complications and the nursing interventions designed to prevent and treat them. It includes updated coverage of risk factors for stroke and congenital heart disease and discusses new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications.

Bulleted information, brief paragraphs, boxed indicators highlighting key information, and Fast Facts "Pearls" are included in each chapter. The book's consistent organization facilitates quick access to information on equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care. Ideal for new graduates and nurses considering a switch to cardiac or critical care, this resource reinforces existing knowledge and provides a foundation for developing additional skills.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Encompasses the latest research and guidelines
  • Emphasizes postoperative complications and care
  • Discusses diagnostic testing, patient preparation for cardiac surgery, initial post-op complications, extended recovery complications, and stroke care
  • Updated rehabilitation chapter includes important patient education content
  • Educates readers about new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications
  • Offers new guidelines for use of ventricular assist devices

Key Features:

  • 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
  • An overall focus on patient safety

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