Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second Edition is an indispensable reference 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.
The Second Edition features additional information on pulmonary, renal, and diabetic issues related to cardiac surgery, a new chapter on minimally invasive surgery utilizing robotics, updated case studies, current references, and enhanced evidence-based practice guidelines.
An ideal resource to help prepare for the Cardiac Surgery Certification sub-specialty exam offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, it features critical thinking questions, multiple choice self-assessment questions, web resources, clinical inquiry boxes, and case studies.
"This book is comprehensive, well written, and easy to understand. The sections are highlighted well and include the prominent procedures. The information is very current and the case studies and knowledge questions very helpful. This is an excellent reference for anyone caring for cardiac surgery patients and should be recommended as a reference on all units taking care of these difficult patients. "
-- Cynthia Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, CHSE (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health) - Doody's Review
This title is written for both new and experienced nurses who are caring or interested in caring for cardiac surgery patients. It also can used to prepare for the cardiac surgery certification exam.