Written by a team of physicians from Emory University Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, practical pearls of wisdom about the technical aspects of cardiac catheterization and other invasive cardiology procedures are presented with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow illustrations in this quick reference of essential material.
Also included is a chapter with video clips that highlight the role and technical versatility of the multipurpose catheter in cardiac catheterization—a technique developed, taught, and learned over many generations in the cardiac catheterization laboratories at Emory University.
Intended for daily use, this reference not only contains important guidelines for all nurses caring for cardiac surgery patients, but reinforces highly specialized skills and supports the development of new skills. It will be highly valuable to new graduates and nurses who are considering a switch to cardiac care, as well as seasoned practitioners.Key Features:
Provides a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses Clearly organized for easy reference to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care Includes "Fast Facts in a Nutshell" feature to help guide the new nurse Pays special attention to the differences between CHD and manifestations of other heart disease states Pinpoints sensitive nursing indicators and ways to improve patient care