Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9781284154214
ISBN-10: 1284154211
Copyright: 2020
Edition: 3rd
Editor: Hardin, Sonya R., Kaplow, Roberta,
Doody's Expert Review    Score: 100
Reviewer: Cynthia Cummings,  EdD, RN, CHSE, CNE  (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health)
This book covers the care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. It is thorough and extensive, covering not only the surgery, but also the postoperative complications and therapies. The website is a good addition, with links to case studies and research findings.
The purpose is to address the needs of nurses caring for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The book also includes information for nurses preparing to become certified in cardiac surgery care. The material in print and online is excellent and they complement each other. The book and website meet the objectives by presenting a comprehensive look at this topic.
The book is written for new and experienced nurses caring for patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The book meets the needs of the intended audience. The authors have written extensively on this subject.
The book covers all aspects of cardiac care from anatomy, indications, preoperative care, and the types of surgery to the postoperative period, complications, and support. It also covers nutrition, spiritual needs, and rehabilitation. The book is well written, clear, and well organized. It has a wealth of information and case studies. The book is thorough.
This is an excellent addition for any nurses working with cardiac surgery patients. It is extensive and complete. All areas are covered in depth and the material is current and relevant. I loved the case studies and clinical inquiry boxes. The website is a great addition and very worthwhile. In all, this is an excellent book and a wonderful resource for cardiac care nurses and educators.
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