Cardiac Care

Cardiac Care

An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals
1. Aufl.

von: David Barrett, Mark Gretton, Tom Quinn

51,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 30.08.2006
ISBN/EAN: 9780470029183
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 252

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Written by experienced clinicians, <i>Cardiac Care: An Introduction for Nurses</i> takes readers step by step through the patient journey, from initial prevention through the critical period to rehabilitation or palliative care. A fundamental resource for all those new to cardiac care, the book provides a basic grounding in the underlying pathophysiology of the disease as well as an understanding of available treatments and provides an accessible update on the latest research and trends in the cardiac specialty. <ul type="disc"> <li>The editors and contributors have years of experience caring for patients with cardiac disorders.</li> <li>Accessible and interesting update on the latest research and trends in the fast-moving specialty of cardiac care.</li> <li>The book has been designed so that the reader can ‘dip in’ at any point, to find out about a particular aspect of cardiac care.</li> </ul>
Preface. <p>List of contributors.</p> <p>Foreword.</p> <p>Dedication</p> <p>1. The context of cardiac care (Tom Quinn).</p> <p>2. The history of cardiac care (Tom Quinn).</p> <p>3. Disease prevention and rehabilitation (David Barrett).</p> <p>4. Anatomy and physiology of the heart (Mark Gretton).</p> <p>5. Assessing the cardiac patient (Mark Gretton).</p> <p>6. Coronary Heart Disease 1: Stable angina (Tom Quinn).</p> <p>7. Coronary Heart Disease 2: Acute coronary syndromes (Tom Quinn).</p> <p>8. Heart failure (Mark Gretton).</p> <p>9. Arrhythmias (Mark Gretton).</p> <p>10. Resuscitation (Joanne Hatfield).</p> <p>11. Congenital heart disease (Liz Smith).</p> <p>12. Valve disease, cardiomyopathy and inflammatory disorders (David Barrett).</p> <p>13. Cardiac medications (David Barrett).</p> <p>14. Interventional cardiology (David Barrett).</p> <p>15. Cardiac surgery (Diane Burley and David Barrett).</p> <p>Index.</p>
"a relevant resource for clinical practice and practitioners working in this in-depth and fascinating speciality". (<i>The Journal Of Perioperative Practice,</i> March 2007<i>)</i> <p>"…gives the emergency nurse more than the initial and immediate management of this increasing group of patients…" <i>(Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal,</i><br /> April 2007)</p>
<b>David Barrett</b> RN, BA (Hons), PGDip, Lecturer in Clinical Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull. <p><b>Tom Quinn</b> RN, ONC, FESC, Mphil, Professor of Cardiac Nursing, Coventry University.</p> <p><b>Mark Gretton</b> RN, BA (Hons), MA, FETC, Lecturer in Nursing, Faculty of health and Social Care, University of Hull.</p>
<i>Cardiac Care: An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals</i> provides an introduction to the care of patients with cardiac conditions. Cardiac care is set in context through examination of the impact of political and social influences, coupled with the development of healthcare technology. Fundamentals of cardiology and cardiac care such as health promotion, anatomy, physiology, and the assessment of patients are discussed. Pathophysiology, presentation and treatment of specific conditions are also explored. <p>The editors and contributors all have years of experience caring for patients with cardiac disorders. They have all witnessed the terrible impact of cardiac disease on patients and their families and believe passionately that the provision of holistic, evidence-based care can ease that burden.</p> <p>This book provides healthcare professionals who have little or no knowledge of cardiac disorders, a basic grounding in the underlying pathophysiology of the disease, and an understanding of available treatments. For more experienced practitioners this book provides an accessible and interesting update on the latest research trends in the fast-moving speciality of cardiac care. Readers are able to ‘dip in’ at any point to access information easily to find out about a particular aspect about cardiac care.</p> <p>The layout and content of <i>Cardiac Care: An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals</i> makes the information easily accessible and applicable to practice, whilst also being informing and educating about this fascinating specialty.</p>

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