Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual! / Edition 2

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Overview


Take the innovative Made Incredibly Visual approach to the principles and practice of cardiovascular care!

Master essential cardiovascular anatomy and physiology - as well as assessment techniques, diagnostic tests, treatments, emergency procedures - through detailed visual aids and concise, clear information that brings complex concepts to life.  Based on the well-known "Incredibly Easy" series, Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual, Second Edition, combines images and clear, concise text to make complex cardiovascular concepts easy to understand. A valuable reference or review book, it employs hundreds of detailed photographs, diagrams, charts and images to clarify essential cardiovascular anatomy and physiology physical assessment techniques, diagnostic tests, treatments, emergency procedures, cardiac monitoring methods, and more.

This NEW edition includes:

  • NEW! Addition of congenital cardiac disorders, new diagnostic tests and treatments, and noninvasive cardiac output monitoring
  • NEW! Current ACLS algorithms
  • NEW! Review and update of all content
  • Special sections that reinforce key points:
    --Come Equipped: Lists the equipment required for procedures
    --Photo Op: Highlights procedures that are detailed in text with photos
    --Memory Board: Visual mnemonics that help nurses understand and remember difficult concepts
  • Puzzles that test your comprehension

    Foster a quick and thorough understanding of cardiovascular care the Incredibly Visual way - with clear, logical content, written in conversational style, highly-detailed visual aids, and key highlights that help you recall what you've learned.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Elaine C Hannigan, RN, MSN (Purdue University School of Nursing)
Description: Using colorful pictures, this book provides a visual summary of cardiac anatomy, cardiovascular disorders, cardiac care, EKG interpretation, and hemodynamic monitoring.
Purpose: Through the use visual examples, the book strives to build practitioner confidence in analysis and interpretation of cardiovascular conditions. The book is needed by individuals who learn best by viewing pictures and graphs to illustrate complex points.
Audience: It could be useful not only for novice learners, but also for nurses who wish a review of concepts related to the care of the patient with cardiovascular conditions. Reviewing concepts outlined in the book could be especially useful prior to sitting for an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification course.
Features: Information is presented in a very easy to read format. Concepts are summarized in one to two pages. The book's most unique features are the colorful illustrations and pictures. For example, the bolus thermodilution method of measuring the cardiac output is explained with one picture which shows injection of solution into the PA catheter, the resultant wave form seen on the cardiac monitor, and a safety reminder that the procedure should take no more than four seconds to complete. For a busy nurse, a one-page summary is very useful. The primary limitation of this format is that it cannot describe concepts in depth, nor can it explain the pathophysiology of the conditions being illustrated. Nurses wishing a more complete explanation would need to seek out another source.
Assessment: This is a very useful resource for beginning practitioners or practicing nurses wishing a quick review. The format could be especially helpful for visual learners. Like other books in the Incredibly Visual series, this book explains complex concepts in an easy to understand format. The Incredibly Visual books should be used in conjunction with books in the Incredibly Easy series that explain cardiovascular pathophysiology in more depth.
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Reviewer: Elaine C Hannigan, RN, MSN (Purdue University School of Nursing)
Description: Using colorful pictures, this book provides a visual summary of cardiac anatomy, cardiovascular disorders, cardiac care, EKG interpretation, and hemodynamic monitoring.
Purpose: Through the use visual examples, the book strives to build practitioner confidence in analysis and interpretation of cardiovascular conditions. The book is needed by individuals who learn best by viewing pictures and graphs to illustrate complex points.
Audience: It could be useful not only for novice learners, but also for nurses who wish a review of concepts related to the care of the patient with cardiovascular conditions. Reviewing concepts outlined in the book could be especially useful prior to sitting for an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification course.
Features: Information is presented in a very easy to read format. Concepts are summarized in one to two pages. The book's most unique features are the colorful illustrations and pictures. For example, the bolus thermodilution method of measuring the cardiac output is explained with one picture which shows injection of solution into the PA catheter, the resultant wave form seen on the cardiac monitor, and a safety reminder that the procedure should take no more than four seconds to complete. For a busy nurse, a one-page summary is very useful. The primary limitation of this format is that it cannot describe concepts in depth, nor can it explain the pathophysiology of the conditions being illustrated. Nurses wishing a more complete explanation would need to seek out another source.
Assessment: This is a very useful resource for beginning practitioners or practicing nurses wishing a quick review. The format could be especially helpful for visual learners. Like other books in the Incredibly Visual series, this book explains complex concepts in an easy to understand format. The Incredibly Visual books should be used in conjunction with books in the Incredibly Easy series that explain cardiovascular pathophysiology in more depth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608313396
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Incredibly Easy! Series
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 353,180
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Contents
At the movies iv
Contributors and consultants vi
Anatomy and physiology 1
Assessment 23
Diagnostic tests 45
ECG interpretation 83
Hemodynamic monitoring 125
Common disorders 139
Complications 185
Treatments 201
Selected references 245
Credits 246
Index 247
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