Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing: Current Trends in Adult Care / Edition 1

Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing: Current Trends in Adult Care / Edition 1

by Carl Margerson, Jillian Riley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0632059044

ISBN-13: 9780632059041

Pub. Date: 10/20/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Cardiothoracic nursing has undergone great change over the last decade. With the continuing improvement of surgical techniques, pharmacology and pre- and post-operative care, there have been many new initiatives and innovations in the nature and practice of this specialised sector of nursing. Rehabilitation and patient education are to name but a few of the areas

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Overview

Cardiothoracic nursing has undergone great change over the last decade. With the continuing improvement of surgical techniques, pharmacology and pre- and post-operative care, there have been many new initiatives and innovations in the nature and practice of this specialised sector of nursing. Rehabilitation and patient education are to name but a few of the areas where exciting new challenges and opportunities for cardiothoracic nurses have opened up.

This book is a definitive and accessible text for cardiothoracic nurses. Written for nurses from a nursing perspective, it offers practical advice and information on all aspects of cardiothoracic surgical nursing and pays particular attention to the continuing developments cardiothoracic nurses must face.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632059041
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/20/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Chapter 1. The Development of Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing.

Chapter 2. Epidemiology of Cardiac and Respiratory Diseases.

Chapter 3. Applied Respiratory and Cardiac Physiology.

Chapter 4. Pre-operative Preparation.

Chapter 5. Intra-operative Issues.

Chapter 6. Post-operative Care following Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Chapter 7. Returning Home.

Index.

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