Cardiac Nursing

ISBN-10: 0781792800
ISBN-13: 9780781792806
Edition: 6th 2009 (Revised)
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Description: Woods is considered 'the' reference book for nurses caring for patients who have or are at risk for developing cardiac disease. Known as 'the red book', this indispensable reference for cardiac and critical care nurses working with cardiac patients  More...

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 9/25/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 960
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.664
Language: English

Woods is considered 'the' reference book for nurses caring for patients who have or are at risk for developing cardiac disease. Known as 'the red book', this indispensable reference for cardiac and critical care nurses working with cardiac patients provides both basic and advanced content in evidence-based care. The book maintains an emphasis on health promotion, health maintenance, and disease management throughout. The five-part organization of the book consists of: 1) Anatomy and Physiology; 2) Physiologic and Pathophysiologic Responses; 3) Assessment of Heart Disease; 4) Pathophysiology of Heart Disease; 5) Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Anatomy and Physiology
Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
General Anatomic Description
Cardiac Structures
Cardiac Tissue
Coronary Circulation
Cardiac Innervation
Myocardial Cell Structure
Myocardial Cell Electrical Characteristics
Cardiac Action Potential
Sarcolemmal Ionic Currents
Factors Modifying Electrophysiologic Function
Propagation of the Cardiac Impulse
Mechanical Characteristics of Cardiac Cells
Mechanical Properties of the Myocardium
Myocardial Metabolism
Physiology of the Coronary Circulation
The Cardiac Cycle
Systemic and Pulmonary Circulation and Oxygen Delivery
Structural Characteristics of the Vasculature and Lymphatics
Local Regulation
Neurohumoral Stimulation Calcium
Volume and Flow Distribution
The Venous System
Microcirculatory Exchange
The Lymphatic System
Pulmonary Circulation
Regulation of Cardiac Output and Blood Pressure
Afferent Input and Receptor
Central Nervous System Regulation
Autonomic Nervous System Regulation
Systemic Hormones
Arterial Blood Pressure
Heart Rate
Intrinsic Cardiac Control
Extrinsic Control: Pericardial Limitation
Long-Term Control of Blood Pressure
Local Regulation of Systemic Microvascular Beds
Venous System
Relation Between Cardiac Output and Central Venous
Pressure-Retrograde Versus Antegrade Models
Valsalva Maneuver
Overall Control
Physiologic and Pathologic Responses
Genetics
DNA
DNA and Human Diversity
Genetic Variation
Gene Testing
The Human Genome Project
Pharmacogenomics
Biochemical Basis of Genetic Disease
Overview: Heart Disease
The Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease
Evidence for a Genetic Basis of Coronary Artery Disease
Diagnosis and Risk Assessment: Application of Genetic Susceptibility Information in the Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Ethical Considerations
Summary
Atherosclerosis, Inflammation, and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Introduction
Mechanisms that Regulate Coronary Blood Flow
Causes of Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction
Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
Incidence of Myocardial Ischemia
Incidence of Myocardial Infarction
Implications for Nurses
Hematopoiesis, Coagulation, and Bleeding
Hematopoietic Cells
Hemostasis
Coagulation-Inflammation Link
Bleeding Disorders
Clotting Disorders
Fluid and Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance and Imbalance
Principles of Fluid Balance
Extracellular Fluid Volume Balance Osmolality Balance
Principles of Electrolyte Balance
Electrolyte Imbalances
Summary Fluid and Electrolytes
Principles of Acid-Base Balance
Acid-Base Imbalances
Summary of Acid-Base
Sleep
Introduction
Normal Sleep
Sleep Physiology
Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Approaches
Impaired Sleep, Sleep Disorders, and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Sleep in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiac Events in Sleep
Nursing Care Goals
Sleep Promoting Interventions
Abbreviated Table of Contents

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