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.
'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
- 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