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The Cardiac Patient By Stephen O'Connor

The Cardiac Patient

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Taking a problem-solving approach, this book provides a detailed background to cardiology, and then looks at the immediate nursing care cardiac patients need once out of the acute state. It features detailed coverage of anatomy and physiology, combining theory with practice.

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The Cardiac Patient: Nursing Interventions by Stephen O'Connor

With the increase in high-tech nursing in the acute area, nurses need to have a basic grounding in the assessment and care of cardiac patients. Coming onto an acute ward for the first time, or beginning work there as a junior nurse, the speed of care and understanding of equipment can be crucial. This book aims to provide nurses with the practical information they need to know when working on an acute ward. Taking a problem-solving approach, the book provides a detailed background to cardiology and then looks at the immediate nursing care of cardiac patients in this acute setting, It goes on to examine the on-going care cardiac patients need once out of the acute state. The book also features detailed coverage of anatomy and physiology, combining theory with practice.

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Table of Contents


Part 1: Normal physiology and anatomy; patient observation; cardiac pharmacology; investigating cardiac patients. Part 2 Immediate patient care: chest pain; low cardiac output; bradycardia; fear of death; resuscitation; acute pulmonary oedema. Part 3 Ongoing patient care: patient education; patient rehabilitation.

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GOR002472039
The Cardiac Patient: Nursing Interventions by Stephen O'Connor
Stephen O'Connor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Elsevier Health Sciences
1994-11-30
184
0723419167
9780723419167
N/A
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