Cardiac Nursing / Edition 6

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Overview

Cardiac Nursing is recognized as "The Red Reference Book" for nurses caring for patients who have, or are at risk for developing, cardiac diseases. The book provides both basic and advanced content in evidence-based care and emphasizes health promotion, health maintenance, and disease management. The five-part organization consists of anatomy and physiology; physiologic and pathophysiologic responses; assessment of heart disease; pathophysiology of heart disease; and health promotion and disease prevention.

This edition has a new Global Perspective feature in most chapters, which reflects the rich cultural mix of patient populations and helps to determine appropriate care. A new chapter on Global Health reflects WHO commitments to reducing heart disease worldwide.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This book, a classic in the field of cardiac nursing, has been completely updated and revised to reflect the latest procedures and techniques in cardiac nursing. The editor appropriately incorporates the nursing process and critical thinking, while providing a high-quality foundation for the contents based on theory, anatomy and physiology. The editor lays the groundwork for cardiovascular nursing in Part I by presenting essential information about cardiovascular and physiology.

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Editorial Reviews

Rosalind Lee-El
This book is a comprehensive undertaking to say the least. The editors provide evidence-based management guidelines and gold standards of care on cardiovascular disease. They include disease and illness and speak to the pre-, peri-, and post-hospital care provider. The purpose is to inform novices and update expert professionals on current standards of practice and provide a cardiac and vascular system review with applied pathophysiology. This broad based inclusive book appeals to multiple levels of practitioners, including but not limited to acute and critical care nurses, nurse specialists, outcome managers, nurse practitioners, residents, fellows, hospitalists, and family practice and specialty physicians. Because the content is focused on both the cardiac and vascular system it has meaning for a wide audience profile. The content of this book warrants national attention within the medical arena on cardiac and vascular disease. The editors speak not only to state-of-the-art standards of care but also assessment, management, and outcomes evaluation. The charts, algorithms, diagrams, and pictures are balanced well against narrative and summary content. This allows the reader to obtain information conceptually and visually. The visuals are clear, concise, and meaningful. Lab values are a special feature. The addition and update of pacemaker function is impressive to me, as is the attention given to hypertension and risk factors. I think this book is a collection of books within a book. Each chapter is credible in its own right, yet each complements the other chapters well. The editors speak to the pathophysiology and functional aspect of cardiovascular disease, and thisinformation can easily be used as a quick reference or a more in-depth study of a particular disease, illness, or procedure. I would recommend this book to both novice and expert clinicians. It is enlightening and informative.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Rosalind Lee-El, BSN, RN, CNE (Borgess Health Alliance )
Description: This book is a comprehensive undertaking to say the least. The editors provide evidence-based management guidelines and gold standards of care on cardiovascular disease. They include disease and illness and speak to the pre-, peri-, and post-hospital care provider.
Purpose: The purpose is to inform novices and update expert professionals on current standards of practice and provide a cardiac and vascular system review with applied pathophysiology.
Audience: This broad based inclusive book appeals to multiple levels of practitioners, including but not limited to acute and critical care nurses, nurse specialists, outcome managers, nurse practitioners, residents, fellows, hospitalists, and family practice and specialty physicians. Because the content is focused on both the cardiac and vascular system it has meaning for a wide audience profile.
Features: The content of this book warrants national attention within the medical arena on cardiac and vascular disease. The editors speak not only to state-of-the-art standards of care but also assessment, management, and outcomes evaluation. The charts, algorithms, diagrams, and pictures are balanced well against narrative and summary content. This allows the reader to obtain information conceptually and visually. The visuals are clear, concise, and meaningful. Lab values are a special feature. The addition and update of pacemaker function is impressive to me, as is the attention given to hypertension and risk factors.
Assessment: I think this book is a collection of books within a book. Each chapter is credible in its own right, yet each complements the other chapters well. The editors speak to the pathophysiology and functional aspect of cardiovascular disease, and this information can easily be used as a quick reference or a more in-depth study of a particular disease, illness, or procedure. I would recommend this book to both novice and expert clinicians. It is enlightening and informative.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781792806
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/25/2009
  • Edition description: Sixth
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 387,521
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • CHAPTER 1

  • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Anatomic Description
  • Cardiac Structures
  • Cardiac Tissue
  • Coronary Circulation
  • Cardiac Innervation
  • Myocardial Cell Structure
  • Myocardial Cell Electrical Characteristics
  • Cardiac Action Potential
  • Sarcolemmal Ionic Currents
  • Factors Modifying Electrophysiologic Function
  • Propagation of the Cardiac Impulse
  • Mechanical Characteristics of Cardiac Cells
  • Mechanical Properties of the Myocardium
  • Myocardial Metabolism
  • Physiology of the Coronary Circulation
  • The Cardiac Cycle
  • CHAPTER 2

  • Systemic and Pulmonary Circulation and Oxygen Delivery
  • Structural Characteristics of the Vasculature and Lymphatics
  • Local Regulation
  • Neurohumoral Stimulation Calcium
  • Volume and Flow Distribution
  • The Venous System
  • Microcirculatory Exchange
  • The Lymphatic System
  • Pulmonary Circulation
  • CHAPTER 3

  • Regulation of Cardiac Output and Blood Pressure
  • Afferent Input and Receptor
  • Central Nervous System Regulation
  • Autonomic Nervous System Regulation
  • Systemic Hormones
  • Arterial Blood Pressure
  • Heart Rate
  • Intrinsic Cardiac Control
  • Extrinsic Control: Pericardial Limitation
  • Long-Term Control of Blood Pressure
  • Local Regulation of Systemic Microvascular Beds
  • Venous System
  • Relation Between Cardiac Output and Central Venous
  • Pressure-Retrograde Versus Antegrade Models
  • Valsalva Maneuver
  • Overall Control
  • PART II

  • Physiologic and Pathologic Responses
  • CHAPTER 4

  • Genetics
  • DNA
  • DNA and Human Diversity
  • Genetic Variation
  • Gene Testing
  • The Human Genome Project
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Biochemical Basis of Genetic Disease
  • Overview: Heart Disease
  • The Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Evidence for a Genetic Basis of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diagnosis and Risk Assessment: Application of Genetic Susceptibility Information in the Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Summary
  • CHAPTER 5

  • Atherosclerosis, Inflammation, and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Introduction
  • Mechanisms that Regulate Coronary Blood Flow
  • Causes of Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction
  • Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
  • Incidence of Myocardial Ischemia
  • Incidence of Myocardial Infarction
  • Implications for Nurses
  • CHAPTER 6

  • Hematopoiesis, Coagulation, and Bleeding
  • Hematopoietic Cells
  • Hemostasis
  • Coagulation-Inflammation Link
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Clotting Disorders
  • CHAPTER 7

  • Fluid and Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance and Imbalance
  • Principles of Fluid Balance
  • Extracellular Fluid Volume Balance Osmolality Balance
  • Principles of Electrolyte Balance
  • Electrolyte Imbalances
  • Summary Fluid and Electrolytes
  • Principles of Acid-Base Balance
  • Acid-Base Imbalances
  • Summary of Acid-Base
  • CHAPTER 8

  • Sleep
  • Introduction
  • Normal Sleep
  • Sleep Physiology
  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Approaches
  • Impaired Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Sleep in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiac Events in Sleep
  • Nursing Care Goals
  • Sleep Promoting Interventions
  • Abbreviated Table of Contents

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