Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Third Edition is ideal for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in intensive care units immediately following cardiac surgery. Completely updated and revised, it addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery, the nursing responsibilities necessary to meet the needs of acutely ill patients, and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. Also included are critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.

Published in partnership with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the Third Edition features four new chapters on nutritional issues, psychological support, rehabilitation, and post-ICU care and complications.

Chapter 1 Clinical Judgment in Critical Care
Chapter 2 Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
Chapter 3 Indications for Cardiac Surgery
Chapter 4 Preoperative Cardiac Surgery Nursing Evaluation
Chapter 5 Heart Valve Surgery
Chapter 6 Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass
Chapter 7 Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Chapter 8 Recovery from Anesthesia Following Cardiac Surgery
Chapter 9 Hermodynamic Monitoring
Chapter 10 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
Chapter 11 Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 12 Pharmacological Support Following Cardiac Surgery
Chapter 13 Complications of Cardiac Surgery
Chapter 14 Pain Management
Chapter 15 Postoperative Dysrhythmias
Chapter 16 Neurologic Complications
Chapter 17 Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances Following Cardiac Surgery
Chapter 18 Wound Care
Chapter 19 Bridge to Transplant and Cardiac Transplantation
Chapter 20 Complications of Obesity of the Cardiac Surgery Patient
Chapter 21 Cardiogenetics
Chapter 22 Nutritional Issues in the Patient Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
Chapter 23 Psychological Support for the Patient Undergoing Cardiac Surgery and the Family
Chapter 24 Rehabilitation and Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient on Discharge
Chapter 25 Post-ICU Care and Other Complications

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