Patients who undergo cardiac surgery require specialized care. Critical care nurses are crucial to their postoperative recovery and health. Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Third Edition is an indispensable resource for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in critical care units immediately following cardiac surgery and, in the transitioning, to home. With an evidence-based foundation, the Third Edition addresses nursing knowledge to meet the needs of acutely ill patients and strategies to optimizing patient outcomes in this dynamic field. Vital information has been added and updated to reflect significant changes in cardiac surgery as well as four new chapters based on needs of patients, families, and readers. These new chapters address nutritional issues, post ICU-care, psychological and spiritual support, and rehabilitation care post cardiac surgery.
Published in partnership with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Third Edition is a must-have reference for all nurses caring for acute and critically ill patients and an ideal resource to help prepare nurses who plan to take the Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC®) subspecialty exam offered by the AACN.
Features and Benefits
"This is an excellent addition for any nurses working with cardiac surgery patients. It is extensive and complete. All areas are covered in depth and the material is current and relevant. I loved the case studies and clinical inquiry boxes."
-- Cynthia Cummings, RN, MSN, EdD, CHSE (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health) - Doody's Review
"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 - previous edition
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.