Caring for the Coronary PatientBy
- David Thompson, BSc MA PhD MBA RN FRCN FAAN FESC, Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia
- Rosemary Webster, MSc, BSc, RN, Education and Practice Development Lead, Acute Care Division, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK
Clearly written and focussing on patient care, this book can be used at various levels of experience and knowledge. It is an ideal resource for study.
Paperback, 256 Pages
Published: September 2004
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
- SECTION ONE - BACKGROUND TO THE PROBLEM: The impact of ischaemic heart disease; Epidemiology; The structure and function of the heart; Coronary artery narrowing; Manifestations of ischaemic heart disease; Coronary care; Coronary care nursing; SECTION TWO - ACUTE CARE: ASSESSMENT: Foundations of assessment; Physical assessment; Investigations; SECTION THREE - ACUTE CARE : INTERVENTION: Immediate care; Meeting patient needs;
SECTION FOUR - MANAGING COMPLICATIONS: Disorders of heart rate and rhythm; Heart failure and other problems; SECTION FIVE - RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION: Reducing risk and assessing prognosis; Cardiac rehabilitation; Interventions for post infarction angina.