Cardiac Nursing

Cardiac Nursing
7th Ed.
2021 © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Elizabeth M. Perpetua, DNP, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, AACC; Patricia Keegan, DNP, NP-C, AACC
ISBN-13: 978-1-9751-0632-4
eISBN-13: 978-1-9751-0634-8
Nursing, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Evidence Based Medicine


Need to develop strong cardiac nursing skills or advance your practice to a higher level? The newly updated Cardiac Nursing, 7th Edition is the gold standard reference and on-the-unit resource, offering crucial guidance and direction for nurses looking to provide up-to-date, evidence-based cardiac care.

Designed for both new and experienced nurses, this is top-level, expert direction on developing care plans, performing assessments, interpreting labs, diagnosis, and more, making this the vital road map to safe, positive cardiac patient outcomes.

Features:Delve into the seasoned expertise of this primary reference for cardiac nursing:

  • NEW and updated easy-to-read content that reflects the newest developments and best practices in cardiac nursing.
  • NEW chapters include: Women and Heart Disease; Palliative Care in Cardiology; Quality, Economics and Policy in Cardiovascular Care; and Advanced Practice Cardiac Nursing.
  • NEW four-color design aids visual comprehension.
  • Chapter features include: Objectives, Clinical Questions and Key Questions, Key Takeaways, Case-Based Learning, ready-to-reference tables, figures, algorithms, and more.
  • Case Studies in each chapter – assist in developing critical thinking and clinical decision-making.
  • Checklists for basic cardiac care skills – taking accurate blood pressure measurement, developing care plans, patient teaching, and more.
  • Quick-reference tables that emphasize important concepts.
  • Lists the Standards of Cardiovascular Nursing Practice – assessment, diagnosis, outcomes Identification, planning, coordination of care, health promotion, consultation, ethics, and more.
  • Sections offer specific guidance on different aspects of care:
         o Fundamentals of Cardiac Nursing – includes cardiac anatomy and physiology, systemic and pulmonary circulation and oxygen delivery, regulation of cardiac output and blood pressure.
         o Evaluation of the Heart and Heart Disease – includes history and physical exam, lab studies, radiologic exam, electrocardiography and cardiac rhythm, cardiac stress testing, and more.
         o Risk Assessment and Prevention of Heart Disease – includes psychosocial risk factors, obesity overview, exercise and activity, smoking cessation and effective treatment, hypertension, diabetes and more.
         o Pathophysiology and Management of Heart Disease – includes ischemic heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, valvular heart disease, adult congenital heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and more.
         o Expanding the role of the Cardiac Nurse – therapeutic intervention; disease management; global and population health; quality, policy, and economics of cardiovascular care; leadership and team-based care.
  • • Excellent teaching tool for training new cardiac nurses.

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