Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, 4th Edition

by Sonya R. Hardin

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, Fourth Edition is an indispensable resource for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in critical care units immediately following cardiac surgery and in the transition to home. With an evidence-based foundation, the Fourth Edition addresses nursing knowledge to meet the needs of acutely ill patients and strategies for 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 the 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, Fourth 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.

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