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Comprehensive Coronary Care, 4th Edition


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The new edition continues to be a practical, easy to understand, and up to date resource for managing coronary disease. It not only encompasses modern cardiology practice, but also considers how the patient came to arrive on coronary care, and what will happen them after they leave. The combined authorship of doctor and nurse reflects the close teamwork vital to the management of both patients and their families. Management of the cardiac patent is a complex process and this book has a clear approach conveying the necessary information in an easily understood way. It also has an excellent evidence base to ensure best practice and should appeal to staff in every cardiac unit.

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New to This Edition

    • Adds material that reflects the growing literature on nurse-lead approaches to chest pain assessment, defibrillation, thrombolysis and specialist clinics (heart failure and dysrhythmias).
    • Updates content in line with the latest guidelines from various medical bodies.

Key Features

    • Up to date coverage of a rapidly developing field
    • Offers a multi-disciplinary approach to coronary care
    • Easy to read and therefore easily understood
    • Research/evidence based content ensures best practice

Published Reviews

    "This is a much needed and timely revision of an important text on coronary care. Jointly written by a nurse and a doctor, it provides up to date coverage of this rapidly changing speciality and offers a multi-disciplinary approach to coronary care and treatment.

    Its language is clear and easy to understand. Management of a cardiac patient is a complex task, and this book offers clear and concise research-based information.

    The content has been updated in line with the latest guidelines, including specific guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence."

    Sabina Ahmed, freelance health writer
    Nursing Standard :: July 25 :: vol 21 no 46 :: 2007

    “This book stands out for its clarity and broad scope. I recommend it strongly as an interesting and useful book for acute/urgent care nurses and, in fact, all healthcare professionals.”

    Felicity Johnson. Accident & Emergency Nursing Journal. October 2007

Author Information

    By Nigel I. Jowett, MD, MRCP, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, Director of Clinical Medicine and Consultant Physician, Pembrokeshire Health Trust, Wales, UK; and David R. Thompson, MA, PhD, MBA, RN, FRCN, FESC, Professor of Nursing and Director, The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Comprehensive Coronary Care, 4th Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 448 Pages
  • Trim Size: 9 11/16 X 7 7/16 in
  • Imprint: Bailliere Tindall
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2859-5
  • Copyright: 2007