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.
Confidently handle the complexities of critical care nursing, with the fully updated Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, 4th edition. Part of the award-winning Incredibly Easy series, this fun-to-read text is full of fun humor and illustrations, offering plenty of down-to-earth, expert advice and direction on crucial areas such as assessments, diagnostics, imaging, monitoring, pre- and post-operative care, and more. This comprehensive reference is a must-have for class use and NCLEX or certification exam preparation??and an invaluable on-the-spot clinical guide. Learn the basics of critical care nursing or refresh your skills with brand new content on: o moderate sedation, drug overdose interventions, and pressure ulcer management o specialized areas such as rapid response teams and advanced life support methods o caring for elderly, pediatric, and bariatric patients Critical Care Nurisng Made Incredibly Easy will help you master the basicswith easy-to-follow guidance on . . . - Up-to-date science and step-by-step directions on nursing procedures for basic, holistic, and system-based critical care, including pain assessment and management, drug administration, dealing with cardiac arrest, assessing brain death, equipment preparation and use, diagnostic testing, ongoing monitoring and evaluations, data collection, nonsurgical treatments, and much more - Flow charts and diagrams lead you through determining symptoms, conditions, causes, tests, treatment, emergency situations, and more - Practice pointers provide practical tips for areas such as dealing with patient and family issues, cultural considerations, ethical issues, end-of-life decisions, and more - Numerous illustrations and words of wisdom from'Nurse Joy' throughout each chapter - Illustrated quick guides to moderate sedation, CPR, emergency cardiac care, treating shock, preventing complications in the critically obese patient, and interventions for drug overdoses and poisoning - Includes special features to help accelerate learning comprehension: o Just the facts An outline of content at start of every chapter o Advice from the experts Practical tips from experienced practitioners o Take charge! What to do in potentially lethal situations o Handle with care Procedures for elderly, pediatric, and bariatric patients o Ages and stages Issues where the patient?'s age impacts critical care o Write it down Tips on critical care documentation o Quick Quiz NCLEX-style questions (and answers) after every chapter o Memory joggers Simple tricks for remembering complex concepts
Grasp the electrocardiography basics and identify arrhythmias accurately, with the freshly updated ECG Workout, 7th Edition. Fully addressing the most common arrhythmias, this clearly worded text will take you step-by-step through expert ECG tracing interpretation methods, including differentiating among rhythm groups, equipment use, and management protocols. This is the go-to ECG guide for both student training and professional review?perfect for physicians, nurses, medical and nursing students, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, telemetry technicians, and related practitioners. Get a strong grounding in accurate ECG readings with . . . - NEW pull-out arrhythmia summary cards help you interpret end-of-chapter practice strips - NEW and updated advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines incorporated in each arrhythmia chapter - NEW and updated figures, boxes, tables, and additional practice strips - Updated coverage of all ECG concepts and skills, including: - Illustrated anatomy and physiology of the heart - Electrical basis of electrocardiology - Arrhythmia chapters: sinus, atrial, junctional and AV blocks, ventricular and bundle-branch block rhythms?examples, causes, clinical treatments, and practice strips - Step-by-step direction on interpreting rhythm strips - Components of the ECG tracing: waveforms, intervals, - segments, complexes, and waveform identification - Discussion of cardiac monitors, lead systems, lead placement, ECG artifacts, and troubleshooting monitor problems - Methods for precise rate calculation - Discussion of cardiac pacemakers: types, indications, function, pacemaker terminology, malfunctions, and pacemaker analysis, with practice tracings - ECG conversion table ensures precise heart rate calculation with plastic pocket version inside back cover - Skillbuilder practice strips?more than 600 life-size ECG tracings: - End-of-chapter strips from actual patients, with 3-second - indicators for rapid-rate calculation, and answers at back of book - Posttest with mix of more than 100 waveform rhythm strips, for student testing or self-evaluation