Handbook of Patient Care in Cardiac Surgery

Handbook of Patient Care in Cardiac Surgery

Paperback Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook

By (author) John H. Lemmer, By (author) Gus J. Vlahakes

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  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 208mm x 25mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 0781773857
  • ISBN 13: 9780781773850
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 1,033,356

Product description

The thoroughly updated Seventh Edition of this popular and widely used handbook presents the most current protocols and recommendations for care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. This edition reflects current ACLS guidelines and the latest developments in cardiac surgery. The transplantation chapter has been entirely rewritten by a new author. Experts from leading hospitals offer detailed, practical guidelines on preoperative evaluation and preparation, intraoperative management, and postoperative care for all current cardiac surgical procedures. Perspectives valuable for cardiac surgeons, cardiac nurses, and anesthesiologists are included throughout. Coverage includes a chapter on infants and children. Appendices list drug dosages for adults and for infants and children.

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1. Preoperative Evaluation and Management 2. Operative Management 3. Postoperative Management 4. Postoperative Complications Involving the Heart and Lungs 5. Postoperative Complications Involving Other Organ Systems 6. Late Postoperative Management 7. Management of Infants and Children 8. Mechanical Cardiac Support and Transplantation Appendix 1. Nomogram for Determining Body Surface Area from Height and Weight Appendix 2. Recommendations for Preventing Bacterial Endocarditis Appendix 3. Usual Dosages of Drugs Commonly Used in Adults Appendix 4. Usual Dosages of Drugs Commonly Used in Infants and Children