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Fast Facts for the Cath Lab Nurse

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The only book for nurses new to the cath lab environment, this quick-access orientation guide clearly explains the nurse's primary responsibilities during routine diagnostic and interventional procedures. The second edition is updated with the most current guidelines, a completely new chapter on Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, and new images of peripheral angiography and intervention. It includes updated information on anesthesia support, new devices, vascular closure devices, procedural complications, emergency care, structural heart procedures, and more.Written in a concise, easy-to-read format with streamlined, bulleted information, this orientation guide delivers step-by-step information on common interventions and procedures. It clarifies the roles of an interdisciplinary team within the cath lab and offers anatomy reviews as needed. Illustrative tables, examples of common homodynamic calculations, and images of pressure waveforms and angiograms provide vital information. Each chapter includes key learning objectives and Fast Facts summaries that highlight salient points. The book also serves as a reference for those seeking RCIS certification. New to the Second Edition: New chapter: Adults with Congenital Heart Disease New images of peripheral angiography and intervention Updated information on anesthesia support, procedural complications, emergency care and structural heart procedures Information on new vascular closure devices and device innovations Key Features: Provides overview of roles within interdisciplinary team Supplies detailed, step-by-step information about each procedure Includes tables, examples of common hemodynamic calculations, images of pressure waveforms and angiogram Offers key learning objectives and Fast Facts summaries in each chapter
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