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By Angela Kucia, Tom Quinn

Acute Cardiac Care offers nurses with a complete realizing of the present perform and ideas underlying the care and administration of acute cardiac stipulations. It addresses the administration of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) with an emphasis on evidence-based pharmacological administration, cardiac emergencies (cardiac arrest, arrhythmia, acute pulmonary oedema, cardiogenic shock), present diagnostic and interventional modalities for the administration of ACS, together with possibility stratification, and the moral, political, social and fiscal elements that influence upon the availability of acute cardiac providers in Australia and the UK.

Edited through well known lecturers and clinicians within the box, this functional textual content will motivate nurses to imagine severely approximately facts and administration of acute coronary stipulations, and supply a advisor on how and the place to appear for up to date facts and guidelines.


  • A entire and functional consultant to the present perform and rules underlying the nursing care of acute cardiac conditions
  • Edited by way of best gurus within the box with a wealth of expertise in acute cardiac care and resuscitation
  • Has an emphasis on evidence-based perform, encouraging nurses to seriously take into consideration their practice
  • Contains studying pursuits, key issues and actions and additional examining guidelines

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Learning objectives After reading this chapter, you should be able to: ● ● Describe non-modifiable and modifiable behavioural and biomedical risk factors for CVD. Recognise the interplay of risk factors that result in an increased risk of developing CVD. ● ● ● Discuss the impact of psychosocial factors in risk of developing CVD. Discuss how risk factors for CVD are identified Recognise that risk of CVD is greater in some individuals than others Key concepts Behavioural risk; non-modifiable and modifiable risk; psychosocial risk factors; risk assessment; risk reduction.

Kucia & E. Birchmore Overview The development of cardiovascular disease is associated with a number of conditions and behaviours that collectively are known as “cardiovascular risk factors”. These risk factors are targeted in both primary and secondary prevention strategies, but education and management often begins in the setting of an acute coronary syndrome presentation. Knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors and how they contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease is essential in the assessment and management of patients with acute coronary syndromes.

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