Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing: Current Trends in Adult Care
October 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
This book is a definitive and accessible text for cardiothoracic nurses. Written for nurses from a nursing perspective, it offers practical advice and information on all aspects of cardiothoracic surgical nursing and pays particular attention to the continuing developments cardiothoracic nurses must face.
Chapter 1. The Development of Cardiothoracic Surgical Nursing.
Chapter 2. Epidemiology of Cardiac and Respiratory Diseases.
Chapter 3. Applied Respiratory and Cardiac Physiology.
Chapter 4. Pre-operative Preparation.
Chapter 5. Intra-operative Issues.
Chapter 6. Post-operative Care following Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Chapter 7. Returning Home.
- An essential reference book for all those practising or studying in this area
- Offers advice and information to help ensure the best quality of care is offered to patients undergoing cardio-thoracic surgery
- Explores new models of nursing practice
- Detailed references and further reading
'This is an ideal reference guide for students encountering this type of nursing for the first time and will reinforce classroom teaching and experience at the bedside.' Nursing Standard