Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Easy

  • ISBN 9781975120214
Stressed by the ins and outs of cardiovascular care? Face the challenges confidently, with the newly updated Cardiovascular Caremade Incredibly Easy! (R), 4th Edition. Using helpful learning aids that boost your understanding and retention, this colorfully illustrated, enjoyable text is packed with easy-to-remember definitions and clear, concise descriptions of crucial cardiovascular nursing concepts and procedures, from assessment to diagnostic tests to emergencies. The ideal reference for students and new nurses, it is also an invaluable refresher for all experienced nurses. Be expertly guided into a solid foundation in cardiovascular care, with: -NEW and updated content in an easy-to-read, bulleted format -Practice Makes Perfect" end-of-book practice exam - newly revised to mimic the NCLEX (R) and other certification exams, to get you exam-ready -Dozens of colorful diagrams and illustrations that outline core terms and concepts, with easy-to-retain definitions for: o Anatomy and physiology - heart structure, conduction system, blood flow and more o Assessment o Prevention and risk reduction - risk assessment, risk factors, modifiable risk factors, dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity and more o Diagnostic tests and procedures - cardiac enzymes and proteins, lipid studies, coagulation tests, electrocardiography, hemodynamic monitoring, imaging and more o Treatments o Arrhythmias o Inflammatory and valvular disorders o Degenerative disorders o Vascular disorders o Emergencies and complications -Offers the broad foundational knowledge needed in cardiovascular care, including: o Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology o Hemodynamic monitoring o Medications o Care of patients with IABP counterpulsations, ICDs, pacemakers and VADs o Assessment and diagnostic testing o Electrocardiogram performance and interpretation o Synchronized cardioversion o Pre- and post-operative care for patients with MIDCAB, CABG and balloon angioplasty -Special chapter features include: o Advice from the experts - tips and tricks from experienced cardiovascular care nurses o Peak technique - down-to-earth explanations on the best ways to perform cardiovascular procedures o Now I get it! - simplified, illustrated explanations of difficult concepts related to the cardiovascular system o No place like home - clear direction on adapting care to a home environment o Memory joggers - acronyms and other memory tricks that help you grasp and remember difficult concepts o Quick quiz - multiple-choice, end-of-chapter questions that help you retain learning, followed by answers and rationales o "Nurse Joy and Jake" - expert insights that explain key concepts and provide reassurance and important care reminders About the Clinical Editor Mary Ann Siciliano McLaughlin, EdD, MSN, RN, is Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Accelerated BSN Program at Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd, Pennsylvania.
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