Title Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse, 3/e
Subtitle Caring for Cardiac Surgery Patients
Author Tanya Hodge
ISBN 9780826136497
List price USD 35.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 234
Book size 127 x 203 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Sales territory Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
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Delivers the “big picture” from pre-op through extended recovery in quick-access format

This concise clinical guide provides nurses who care for cardiac patients with speedy access to information and guidelines they need to know and use daily. Heavily updated with the newest clinical practice information, the third edition emphasizes postoperative complications and the nursing interventions designed to prevent and treat them. It includes updated coverage of risk factors for stroke and congenital heart disease and discusses new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications.

Bulleted information, brief paragraphs, boxed indicators highlighting key information, and Fast Facts boxes are included in each chapter. The book’s consistent organization facilitates quick access to information on equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care. Ideal for new graduates and nurses considering a switch to cardiac care and critical care, this resource reinforces existing knowledge and provides a foundation for developing additional skills.


New to the Third Edition:

  • Encompasses the latest research and guidelines
  • Emphasizes postoperative complications and care
  • Discusses diagnostic testing, preparing a patient for cardiac surgery, initial post-op complications, extended recovery complications, and stroke care
  • Updated rehabilitation chapter includes important patient education content
  • Educates readers about new antithrombotics and antiplatelet medications
  • Offers new guidelines for use of ventricular assist devices
  • Focuses on patient safety throughout


Key Features:

  • Delivers a handy pocket reference for new and experienced cardiac care nurses
  • Provides bulleted information, brief paragraphs, and boxed indicators highlighting critical information
  • Organized for easy access to equipment, procedures, and pre- and post-op specialty care



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Chapter 1. Epidemiology of Coronary Artery Disease, Valve Disease, and Need for Heart Surgery

Chapter 2. Diagnostic Tests

Chapter 3. Preparing a Patient for Cardiac Surgery

Chapter 4. Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Chapter 5. Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Chapter 6. Valve Surgery

Chapter 7. Other Surgical Treatments

Chapter 8. Off-Pump Surgeries and Minimally Invasive Techniques

Chapter 9. The First Few Hours: Initial Recovery

Chapter 10. Complications: Initial Postoperative Period

Chapter 11. Transition to Intermediate Care

Chapter 12. Extended Recovery Timelines

Chapter 13. Complications: Extended Recovery Period

Chapter 14. Stroke

Chapter 15. Discharge and Cardiac Rehabilitation


About the Author:

Tanya Hodge, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN, CNRN, is a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist, certified critical care nurse, and certified neuroscience registered nurse. She has worked clinically in a variety of settings, including cardiac telemetry, transplant/metabolic care, cardiology intensive care, neuroscience intensive care, and cardiovascular research at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, Mercy General Hospital, and Mercy San Juan Medical Center. She was a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist and nurse manager at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, California, between 2007 and 2016. Since 2016, she has been working as a clinical nurse and as a clinical nurse specialist at Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, California. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Target Audience:

Ideal for new graduates and nurses considering a switch to cardiac care and critical care.

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