In this text, Fiona Timmins integrates the findings of recent nursing research with key aspects of the nurse's role. She provides an evidence-based rationale for the best ways of improving cardiac care (in general and for specific conditions), describes important nursing initiatives to reduce the risk factors and presents a needs-based approach to patient education. Concerned with the need to bridge the current research-practice gap in coronary care, she knows how nurses can make the best use of available research and describes the advances that are being made in nurse-led services in this area.
Contemporary Issues in Coronary Care Nursing offers a non-medical approach to coronary care and is informed throughout by the latest nursing theory and research.
Table of Contents
1. Nursing Theory in Coronary Care 2. Planning Nursing Care 3. Care Plans for Specific Cardiac Conditions 4. Role of the Nurse in Risk Factor Management 5. Patient Education in Coronary Care 6. Research Utilisation in Coronary Care 7. Nurse-Led Services in Coronary Care