Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse: Everything You Need to Know in a Nutshell [NOOK Book]

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A succinct yet comprehensive reference tool for cardiac surgery nurses, this new addition to the Fast Facts series provides quick access to frequently used information regarding the care of cardiac surgery patients. It encompasses the timeline from pre-op to recovery period, with a special focus on the prevention and management of commonly seen post-op complications. The book addresses surgical treatments for coronary artery disease, valve disease, descending aortic aneurysms, and congenital heart disease in ...

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Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse: Everything You Need to Know in a Nutshell

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Overview

A succinct yet comprehensive reference tool for cardiac surgery nurses, this new addition to the Fast Facts series provides quick access to frequently used information regarding the care of cardiac surgery patients. It encompasses the timeline from pre-op to recovery period, with a special focus on the prevention and management of commonly seen post-op complications. The book addresses surgical treatments for coronary artery disease, valve disease, descending aortic aneurysms, and congenital heart disease in adults, and covers patient presentation and diagnostic tests, immediate and extended post-operative period care, cardiac rehabilitation programs, and patient education.



Intended for daily use, this reference not only contains important guidelines for all nurses caring for cardiac surgery patients, but reinforces highly specialized skills and supports the development of new skills. It will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, as well as seasoned practitioners.



Key Features:


  • Provides a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses
  • Clearly organized for easy reference to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care
  • Includes "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature to help guide the new nurse
  • Pays special attention to the differences between CHD and manifestations of other
    heart disease states
  • Pinpoints sensitive nursing indicators and ways to improve patient care
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Elaine C Hannigan, RN, MSN(Purdue University School of Nursing)
Description: This overview of the surgical treatment of cardiac disease describes the care of patients preoperatively, intraoperatively, postoperatively (both immediate and extended), and discharge.
Purpose: It provides a good introduction to the care of cardiac surgery patients and management of commonly seen postoperative complications.
Audience: It is intended to be used by nurses working in progressive care or interventional units to help them understand the experience of patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures. This book would be a helpful for novice nurses or practitioners unfamiliar with this area. More experienced nurses would most likely find this book too basic to be useful for more than a quick review.
Features: The book's five parts address the preoperative, intraoperative, initial postoperative, extended postoperative care of patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures and their long-term recovery. Each section presents helpful "Fast Facts in Nutshell." Illustrations, unfortunately, are in black and white and lack detail, but tables listing important information are well done.
Assessment: The title led me to expect that this book would be a reference for nurses working in the operating room or in an intensive care unit caring for cardiac surgery patients. It is much too basic to be useful for these nurses. Experienced cardiac surgery nurses would want much more detail on medication therapy and early diagnosis of potential postoperative complications such as cardiac tamponade through rhythm strip analysis. Information in this book is not unlike that found in a typical medical-surgical nursing textbook, but the pocket size presents the material in a concise and easily readable format.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826108326
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Series: Fast Facts
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 399,440
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Tanya Hodge, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN, is a Cardiovascular CNS at Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento, CA. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN). Tanya has worked clinically since 1995 in a variety of cardiac-related settings including: Cardiac Telemetry, Transplant/Metabolic Clinical Nurse II, Cardiology Clinical Nurse II and III, Cardiovascular Research Nurse at UCDavis Medical Center, Division of Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Medicine and currently (since 2007), as a Cardiovascular CNS at Mercy General. She is a member of the AACN, the NACNS, and the CA CNS Network.

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Table of Contents

Section I - Pre-operative Period: Overview, Assessment and Surgery Prep Guidelines


Ch 1 - Epidemiology of CAD, Valve disease and the need for heart surgery Ch 2 - Diagnostic tests Ch 3 - Preparing a patient for cardiac surgery

Section II - Intra-operative Period: Surgical techniques


Ch 4 - Cardiopulmonary bypass Ch 5 - Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
Ch 6 - Valve surgeries Ch 7 - Other surgical treatments Ch 8 - Off-pump surgeries and Minimally invasive techniques

Section III - Initial post-operative period


Ch 9 - The first few hours: Initial recovery Ch 10 - Complications (Format = prevention, assessment, diagnostics, intervention)
Ch 11 - Transition to acute care

Section IV - Extended post-operative period


Ch 12 - Extended recovery timelines and activity Ch 13 - Complications (Format = prevention, assessment, diagnostics, intervention)

Section V - Long-Term Recovery


Ch 14 - Discharge Ch 15 - Cardiac Rehabilitation

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