Improving Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure

A practical guide to specialist nurse intervention

Author: Simon Stewart,Lynda Blue

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470750197

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Heart failure is a condition that often results in chronic tiredness and shortness of breath. It also requires complex nursing and medical treatment, especially after a hospital admission, which is all too frequent for persons with heart failure. This book describes and discusses the latest research concerning the benefits of having specially trained nurses manage the care of patients with heart failure after they have been discharged from hospital to their own home. Leading nurses and doctors from around the world discuss their experiences with this type of innovative and effective care program. Building upon these experiences, the book also contains a practical guide to developing this type of care program into a fully functional service that provides quality care to those patients admitted to hospital with heart failure.

A Practical Guide to Heart Failure in Older People

Author: Chris Ward,Miles Witham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470742938

Category: Medical

Page: 294

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Heart failure is effectively a disease of older people. Eighty percent of patients are over 65 years old, and the majority of these are over 75. This figure is likely to increase significantly in the next two decades. The prognosis is worse than that of most cancers and heart failure is the commonest reason for hospital admission in the over 65s. The problems associated with treating heart failure in older patients are more diverse and complex than in those who are younger. The diagnosis in older patients is easily overlooked and as they were excluded from most heart failure treatment trials there has been a reluctance to treat them optimally (fewer than 20% are prescribed conventional medicines). They have multiple co-morbidities which are poorly managed, they are repeatedly hospitalised, and suffer social isolation. These important age-related treatment and management problems have been largely ignored and this book aims to redress the balance. It provides a concise, comprehensive account of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, management and end-of-life care of elderly patients with heart failure, based on published studies. A Practical Guide to Heart Failure in Older People is essential reading for geriatricians, cardiologists, general hospital physicians, family practitioners and specialist nurses. • Specifically addresses the particular needs of the elderly, a largely ignored group who constitute the majority of patients with heart failure • Presents a concise yet comprehensive account of the evidence relating to the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart failure in this population • Improves awareness of the various roles within the management team

Heart Failure

A Clinical Nursing Handbook

Author: Christopher Nicholson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470518571

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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This book provides a complete, easy-to-use handbook for nurses who see patients with heart failure. In recent years heart failure has become a high priority in health care. With more nurses caring for patients with heart failure and making decisions that are often complex, there is a clear need for those nurses to have access to good quality clinical information and guidance. This book is designed to be a practical, ‘one-stop’, handbook for the practitioner, supported by case studies and up-todate references throughout, providing all the topics the Practitioner or student may need in their work with patients with heart failure.

Chronic Illness and Disability

Principles for Nursing Care

Author: Esther Chang,Amanda Johnson

Publisher: Elsevier Australia

ISBN: 0729538680

Category: Medical

Page: 466

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People with chronic illness are living longer and are more often managing their illness, with the help of family and carers, within their home and community environments. Chronic Illness and Disability is a new comprehensive text that provides principles for practice supported by the evidence from Australian and international literature for chronic illness, disability nursing. The text includes a holistic framework for major and common chronic illness, disability and palliative care for Australian and New Zealand nurses, and has been written by a multidisciplinary team of expert clinicians and academics from across the region.

Chronic Cardiac Care

A Practical Guide to Specialist Nurse Management

Author: Simon Stewart,Sally Inglis,Anna Hawkes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405171820

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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This is a practical book for nurses on the management of patients with chronic cardiac disease. With the number of patients who have survived a heart attack but need continuous monitoring increasing, the role of nurse specialists is becoming ever more important. This book provides the necessary information for them to fulfil the role. It complements the lead author's earlier book, Improving Outcomes in Chronic Heart Failure, by providing the details of clinical management for working directly with patients (e.g. therapeutic targets in hypertension) and for working with patients to ensure compliance with medication.

Advancing the Frontiers of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Author: Jean Jobin,Francois Maltais,Paul Poirier,Pierre LeBlanc,Clermont Simard

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736042161

Category: Medical

Page: 263

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Advancing the Frontiers of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitationtests the limits of traditional thinking in the field and challenges readers to integrate their practices into comprehensive disease treatment programs. The 11-part text contains 30 chapters written by some of the world's most renowned scholars, researchers, and clinicians in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. It offersreaders both a broad overview of the field and an in-depth analysis of contemporary issues facing practitioners. An outstanding team of editors--Jean Jobin, PhD; Francois Maltais, MD; Paul Poirier, MD; Pierre LeBlanc, MD; and Clermont Simard, PhD--expertly introduces and summarizes the book's contents. Thought-provoking scholarly papers from an international symposium on advancing services in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation have been edited into book format, making the text a readable, credible, and highly relevant reference. The up-to-date text addresses service organization, pharmacological treatments, new technologies, home rehabilitation programs, integration of community-based programs and rehabilitation services, screening criteria for rehabilitation, integration of unconventional approaches and psychosocial services, and exercise prescription. The text features the following: -Clear and compelling arguments about combining cardiac and pulmonary services to reduce costs and improve services -A rich blend of experience and insight from international authors and presenters -Comprehensive information that is of current interest and expertly balanced with historical perspective Advancing the Frontiers of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitationis an essential reference for professionals in the field.

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Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-book

Author: Douglas L. Mann

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437703631

Category: Medical

Page: 928

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Dr. Douglas L. Mann, one of the foremost experts in the field, presents the 2nd Edition of Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. This completely reworked edition covers the scientific and clinical guidance you need to effectively manage your patients and captures the dramatic advances made in the field over the last five years. Now in full color, this edition features eleven new chapters, including advanced cardiac imaging techniques, use of biomarkers, cell-based therapies and tissue engineering, device therapies, and much more. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Use this Braunwald’s companion as the definitive source to prepare for the ABIM’s new Heart Failure board exam. Access the fully searchable contents of the book online at Expert Consult. This edition includes 67 new authors, who are experts in the field of heart failure Stay on the cutting edge with new chapters on: The latest practice guidelines for medical and device therapy Hemodynamic assessment of heart failure Contemporary medical therapy for heart failure patients with reduced and preserved ejection fraction Biomarkers in heart failure Pulmonary hypertension Management of co-morbidities in heart failure Mechanical cardiac support devices Get up to speed with the latest clinical trials, as well as how they have influenced current practice guidelines Explore what’s changing in key areas such as basic mechanisms of heart failure, genetic screening, cell and gene therapies, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure prevention, co-morbid conditions, telemedicine/remote monitoring, and palliative care

Advanced Practice Nursing E-Book

An Integrative Approach

Author: Ann B. Hamric,Judith A. Spross,Charlene M. Hanson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437720080

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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Covering all advanced practice competencies and roles, this book offers strategies for enhancing patient care and legitimizing your role within today’s health care system. It covers the history of advanced practice nursing, the theory behind the practice, and emerging issues. Offering a comprehensive exploration of advanced practice nursing, this edition also adds a focus on topics including the APN scope of practice, certification, and the ethical and legal issues that occur in clinical practice. The development of all major competencies of advanced practice nursing is discussed: direct clinical practice, consultation, coaching/guidance, research, leadership, collaboration, and ethical decision-making. Advanced practice competencies are discussed in relation to all advanced practice nursing and blended CNS-NP roles (case manager, acute care nurse practitioner), highlighting the shared aims and distinctions of each role. In-depth discussions on educational strategies explain how competencies develop as the nurses’ practice progresses. A chapter on research competencies demonstrates how to use evidence-based research in practice, and how to promote these research competencies to other APNs. A conceptual framework shows the clear relationship between the competencies, roles, and challenges in today’s health care environment. Practical strategies are provided for business management, contracting, and marketing. Comprehensive information covers the essential competencies of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. More exemplars (case studies) provide real-life scenarios showing APN competencies in action. A new chapter shows how to provide reliable and valid data to substantiate your impact and justify equitable reimbursement for APN services, also enhancing your skills in quality improvement strategies, informatics, and systems thinking. Information on telehealth considerations covers the new sources of electronic healthcare information available to patients and describes how to counsel them on using reliable resources.

Mental Health Nursing E-Book

An Evidence Based Approach

Author: Rob Newell,Kevin Gournay

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702040797

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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This new edition of Mental Health Nursing: an evidence-based approach has been fully updated to include the latest research-based guidance. A wide variety of client problems is covered with , so that students are assured that what they learn is underpinned by a sound evidence base for treatment, and qualified mental health nurses can be confident that their practice is informed by the most up-to-date research. Skills acquisition is emphasised and experiential exercises encourage connections between theory and practice. Based on up-to-date, evidence-based information Emphasises skills acquisition Puts the nurse's role central to mental health care Contributors and editors are national and international experts in their fields Uses experiential exercises to reinforce learning and encourage connections from theory to practice

Valvular Heart Disease: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book

Author: Catherine M. Otto,Robert O. Bonow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437721478

Category: Medical

Page: 468

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Valvular Heart Disease is now an even better source for all your questions on dysfunctions or abnormalities of the heart’s four valves. In the third edition, Catherine Otto is joined by Robert Bonow and a team of expert contributors to bring you the latest developments in imaging and treatment. The full-color images and illustrations reflect the cutting-edge imaging and diagnostic modalities—Doppler echo and MR—that are so important for diagnosing aortic valve defects. Superb diagrams, an increased focus on imaging and case-based presentation, and new chapters—on Cardiac MR and CT imaging for valvular heart disease; Genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease; Bicuspid aortic valve disease; and Ischemic mitral regurgitation—further enhance this valuable reference. Presents comprehensive coverage of valvular heart disease to provide you with a complete reference and one-stop shop for this specialty in cardiac medicine. Provides complete guidance on how and why to surgically treat valve patients for a reliable manual on managing difficult cases. Features chapters on pediatric and pregnant patients so you know what considerations to take into account when treating these special populations. Introduces Robert Bonow as an editor, who joins Catherine Otto and the team of expert authors to provide you with guidance from leaders in the field. Features new chapters—Genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease; Bicuspid aortic valve disease; and Ischemic mitral regurgitation—for the latest in cutting-edge research and clinical data. Reflects the latest in imaging modalities in the new section on cardiac MR and CT imaging for valvular heart disease to provide you with a full understand of the tools for the most accurate diagnosis. Presents detailed illustrations and images in full color to better showcase valve anatomy and dysfunction, as well as important techniques and surgical procedures. Includes a summary of the new ACC/AHA valvular heart disease guidelines in each chapter to keep you up to date on the latest best practices throughout the field.

Nurse to Nurse Evidence-Based Practice

Author: June Larrabee

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071642767

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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A unique "mentor in a pocket" handbook covering one of the most important trends in nursing today From the co-creator of the Model for Change to Evidence-Based Practice comes the first portable guide to evidence-based practice for direct care nurses in any healthcare setting. Part of McGraw-Hill's Nurse to Nurse series, this title includes PDA download of the entire text, case studies, and explicit step-by-step instructions on how to apply the Model for Evidence-Based Practice Change. Coated flex-binding repels stains. The new Nurse to Nurse series is specifically designed to simulate the teaching experience nurses learn best from: trusted mentors carefully explaining what they must do in specific clinical situtions. Written in a consistent, single-author voice, this series brings the wisdom and experience of some of the foremost experts to non-specialist nurses in clinical care.

Heart Failure: A Practical Approach to Treatment

Author: William Abraham,Henry Krum

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071443150

Category: Medical

Page: 322

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Provides expert guidance and up-to-the-minute clinical perspectives needed to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with heart failure. A major focus of the book is integration of various management approaches to maximize patient benefit. Coverage begins with a brief introduction on the incidence and causes of heart failure, then quickly moves into a more thorough clinical overview of symptom evaluation; pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment methods; hospitalization; surgical treatments; and more.

Acute Heart Failure

Author: Alexandre Mebazaa,Mihai Gheorghiade,Faiez Zannad,Joseph E. Parrillo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846287824

Category: Medical

Page: 931

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For many years, there has been a great deal of work done on chronic congestive heart failure while acute heart failure has been considered a difficult to handle and hopeless syndrome. However, in recent years acute heart failure has become a growing area of study and this is the first book to cover extensively the diagnosis and management of this complex condition. The book reflects the considerable amounts of new data reported and many new concepts which have been proposed in the last 3-4 years looking at the epidemiology, diagnostic and treatment of acute heart failure.

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Preventive Cardiology: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book

Author: Roger Blumenthal,JoAnne Foody,Nathan D. Wong

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437737854

Category: Medical

Page: 632

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Endorsed by the American Society for Preventive Cardiology! Preventive Cardiology - a new Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease - addresses the prevention and risk stratification of cardiovascular disease so that you can delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications. Drs. Roger Blumenthal, JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong discuss the full range of relevant considerations, including the epidemiology of heart disease, risk assessment, risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and developments in genetics and personalized medicine. This authoritative reference gives you the clinically relevant information you need for the effective prevention of cardiovascular disease. Recognize the factors for prevention and risk stratification around cardiovascular disease and effectively delay the onset of disease and moderate the effects and complications, even for individual who are genetically predisposed. Effectively navigate full range of considerations in prevention from epidemiology of heart disease, biology of atherosclerosis and myocardial infraction, risk assessment—established risk factors and emerging risk factors, multiple risk factor-based prevention strategies, and future directions—through genetics, personalized medicine, and much more. Tap into the expertise of prominent leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention with guidance from Drs. Roger Blumenthal—longtime director of the Framingham Heart Study—JoAnne Foody, and Nathan Wong. Gain a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of disease and the rationale for management through discussions of basic science. Apply current clinical practice guidelines to ensure optimal outcomes in both primary and secondary prevention.

Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book

Author: Pierre Theroux

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437721494

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Acute Coronary Syndromes—a Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease—covers the state-of-the-art scientific and clinical information you need to rapidly evaluate and manage acute coronary syndromes. Dr. Pierre Theroux and his team of expert contributors present advances in diagnostic and imaging techniques such as biomarkers, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and multislice CT; secondary prevention; and new antiplatelet, anti-ischemic, and gene therapies. Tap into the most definitive knowledge available from one of the leading experts in the field and a stellar cast of contributors. Understand the special considerations for the care of acute coronary syndromes in the emergency department and the coronary care unit. Effectively handle the treatment of special populations and chronic patients thanks to coverage of these challenges See techniques and procedures in greater detail and clarity through the all-new full-color design. Approach treatment with a global perspective from the new section on Population-Based Perspective that discusses the INTERHEART study, insights from the REACH registry, lessons learned from European registries, and ACS in North America. Gain a comprehensive understanding of ACS through coverage of pathophysiology, molecular mechanisms, the role of the immune system, and brand-new chapters on cell necrosis and cell regeneration and pharmacogenetics in the section on Disease-Based Perspectives. Integrate the latest testing and treatment techniques into your practice thanks to new chapters on biomarkers in acute ischemic heart disease; the role of noninvasive testing in prognostic risk stratification; the culprit lesions and patient at risk; non-responsiveness to antiplatelet therapy; bleeding in the acute coronary syndromes; and the refractory patient.

Hypertension: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease E-Book

Author: Henry R. Black,William Elliott

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455737356

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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Effectively manage the chronic problems of your hypertensive patients with the practical clinical tools inside Hypertension, 2nd Edition: A Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. This respected cardiology reference covers everything you need to know - from epidemiology and pathophysiology through diagnosis, risk stratification, treatment, outcome studies, concomitant diseases, special populations and special situations, and future treatments. Confidently meet the needs of special populations with chronic hypertensive disease, as well as hypertension and concomitant disease. Learn new methods of aggressive patient management and disease prevention to help ensure minimal risk of further cardiovascular problems. Benefit from the authors’ Clinical Pearls to reduce complications of hypertension. Use new combination drug therapies and other forms of treatment to their greatest advantage in the management of chronic complications of hypertension. Successfully employ behavior management as a vital part of the treatment plan for hypertensives and pre-hypertensives.

Improving Outcomes in Heart Failure

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Debra K. Moser,Barbara Riegel

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 371

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AACN Protocols for Practice: Healing Environments discusses the benefits of creating a healing environment for critically ill patients and their families and how changes to a patient's environment can promote healing. Family needs, visitation, complementary therapies, and pain management are also covered.

Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Nancy Burns,Susan K. Grove

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437726550

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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Learn how to evaluate and apply research with the #1 nursing research book! Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice is known for its authoritative content, a time-tested step-by-step approach, and abundant use of research examples. With improved clarity and readability, the new edition strengthens its focus on evidence-based practice to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. Written by two of the leaders in the field of nursing research, Nancy Burns and Susan K. Grove, this full-color text offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. A clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. An expanded emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Enhanced coverage of qualitative research allows prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Two different appraisal processes are included: A traditional in-depth critical appraisal process prepares you for graduate-level work in research. A concise, practice-focused research appraisal process equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. Updated research examples prepare you for evidence-based practice by using the physiologic conditions and hospitalized patients seen in clinicals.