Coronary heart disease remains the commonest cause of death in western society and the highest rates in the world are found in the British Isles. National strategies aimed at reducing the number of deaths have highlighted the significant contribution that health services, and nurses in particular, can make towards improving this situation through prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation. In "Contemporary Issues in Coronary Care Nursing "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.