Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Easy!

Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Easy! 9780781788243
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Author(s): Springhouse 
Publication Date: May 20, 2008
Availability: IN STOCK
Format: Book
Edition: Second
ISBN/ISSN: 9780781788243
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Written in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, this completely updated Second Edition is the ideal reference for those entering or needing a refresher in cardiovascular nursing care. This one-of-a-kind book brings together the broad knowledge nurses need to be confident in cardiovascular care, including cardiovascular anatomy and physiology; assessment; diagnostic testing; hemodynamic monitoring; electrocardiogram performance and interpretation; medications; synchronized cardioversion; care of patients with IABP counterpulsation, ICDs, pacemakers, and VADs; and preoperative and postoperative care for patients with MIDCAB, CABG, and balloon angioplasty.

This edition has a full-color design, a new chapter on prevention and risk reduction, and expanded coverage of possible complications of each disorder. A new "Practice Makes Perfect" self-testing section is also included.


--Easy-to-understand language that brings complex concepts to light
--Abundant illustrations that clearly explain difficult topics
--Numerous quick-scan tables and flowcharts focusing on key information
--Liberal use of bullets to keep information concise and easy to find
--Light humor to enhance presentation
--Nurse Joy and other host characters to offer tips and encourage the nurse as she progresses through each topic
--"Just the facts" chapter summaries
--"Quick quiz" at the end of each chapter to help reader assess learning
--Light-heart logos that call attention to important or interesting information:
  • Advice from the experts: tips and tricks for best performing cardiovascular care
  • Peak technique: best practices for cardiovascular procedures
  • Now I get it!: simple explanations of difficult concepts
  • No place like home: key information about adapting care to a home environment
  • Memory joggers: acronyms and other important mnemonics



  • Full-color design
  • Latest information on monitoring and treatment techniques, drugs, and cardiovascular disorders
  • Disorder information expanded to include possible complications
  • New chapter on prevention and risk reduction
  • "Practice makes perfect" self-test section to test comprehension

About the Author(s)


  • Edition: Second
  • Product Format: Softbound
  • ISBN: 9780781788243
  • Trim Size: 7.5 x 9.25
  • Pages: 352
  • Pub Date: May 20, 2008
  • Weight: 1.0

Table of contents

Contributors and consultants

1: Anatomy and physiology
2: Assessment
3: Prevention and risk reduction
4: Diagnostic tests and procedures
5: Treatments
6: Arrhythmias
7: Inflammatory and valvular disorders
8: Degenerative disorders
9: Vascular disorders
10: Emergencies and complications

Guide to Cardiovascular Drugs
Practice makes perfect
Selected references