This book is a definitive and accessible text for cardiothoracic nurses. Written for nurses from a nursing perspective, it offers practical advice and information on all aspects of cardiothoracic surgical nursing and pays particular attention to the continuing developments cardiothoracic nurses must face.
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 cardiothoracic surgery
Explores new models of nursing practice
Detailed references and further reading
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.