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Handbook of Patient Care in Cardiac Surgery

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Handbook of Patient Care in Cardiac Surgery by John H. Lemmer
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This reference is designed for on-the-floor patient care and includes a nursing perspective throughout. Useful in preoperative preparation, procedural overviews, and postoperative care. Chapters include complications involving the heart & lungs and other organ systems, late postoperative management, pediatrics, and transplantation. FEATURES: Useful for house staff, and advanced trainees Appendices, tables, and charts are useful in teaching Authors include experienced cardiothoracic surgeons from Mass General Concise and easy to use—part of the LWW Handbook Serie

Table of Contents

    Preoperative Evaluation and Management 1 Operative Management 25 Postoperative Management 65 Postoperative Complications Involving the Heart and Lungs 116 Postoperative Complications Involving Other Organ Systems 168 Late Postoperative Management 208 Management of Infants and Children 224 Mechanical Cardiac Support and Transplantation 253 Appendices Appendix 1. Nomogram for Determining Body Surface Area from Height and Weight 295 Appendix 2. Recommendations for Preventing Bacterial Endocarditis 297 Appendix 3. Usual Dosages of Drugs Commonly Used in Adults 300 Appendix 4. Usual Dosages of Drugs Commonly Used in Infants and Children 310 Subject Index 315
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
6th Revised edition
40 illustrations
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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