Coronary heart disease is the major cause of death in all industrialized countries. It may present to many hospital departments so a sound knowledge of managing acute cardiology is needed. This is a new edition of a widely used, key reference for health professionals who care for cardiac patients. It is practical, easy to understand, up to date and with a large resource of references for further reading. It not only encompasses modern cardiology practice, but also considers how the patient came to arrive on coronary care, and what will happen them after they leave. The combined authorship of doctor and nurse reflects the close teamwork vital to the management of both patients and their families. Management of the cardiac patent is a complex process and this book has a clear approach conveying the necessary information in an easily understood way. It also has an excellent evidence base to ensure best practice and should appeal to staff in every cardiac unit.
"a classic text British Journal of Cardiology
"a standard textbook..highly recommended Intensive and critical care nursing journal
Up to date coverage of a rapidly developing field
Offers a multi-disciplinary approach to coronary care
Easy to read and therefore easily understood
Research/evidence based content ensures best practice
Adds material that reflects the growing literature on nurse-lead approaches to chest pain assessment, defibrillation, thrombolysis and specialist clinics (heart failure and dysrhythmias).
Updates content in line with the latest guidelines from various medical bodies.
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 189 x 246 x 25 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
"This is a much needed and timely revision of an important text on coronary care. Jointly written by a nurse and a doctor, it provides up to date coverage of this rapidly changing speciality and offers a multi-disciplinary approach to coronary care and treatment.
Its language is clear and easy to understand. Management of a cardiac patient is a complex task, and this book offers clear and concise research-based information.
The content has been updated in line with the latest guidelines, including specific guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence."
Sabina Ahmed, freelance health writer
Nursing Standard:: July 25:: vol 21 no 46:: 2007
"This book stands out for its clarity and broad scope. I recommend it strongly as an interesting and useful book for acute/urgent care nurses and, in fact, all healthcare professionals.?
Felicity Johnson. Accident & Emergency Nursing Journal. October 2007