Preventing CVD in women: The NP's role
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, February 2012
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major healthcare issue for women in the United States. Read about the new American Heart Association guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease in women and your role in implementing them.
Complexities of Care for Patients and Families Living With Advanced Cardiovascular Diseases: Overview
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, March 2012
Gain a better understanding of the complexities associated with advanced heart failure, ischemic heart disease, and dysrhythmias. Also, learn about a few themes that have received recent attention from healthcare providers. The focus of the overview will include overcoming clinical and financial burdens and improving patient and family quality of life.
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, March/April 2012
Using advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines can increase the likelihood of patient recovery in the event of cardiovascular or respiratory collapse. Explore the latest updates to enable you to effectively respond to these emergencies.
Heart Beats: Understanding Wide-Complex Tachycardias
Nursing2012 Critical Care, March 2012
Managing a patient with a wide-complex tachycardia is challenging because administering therapy for SVT to a patient who actually has VT is risky. By understanding wide-complex tachycardias and when to seek expert help, you can give your patient the best possible care.
Adherence Behavior in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention, March/April 2012
Improving adherence to exercise, diet, and medication as well as focusing on addictive disorders such as smoking cessation requires patient, provider, and health care system approaches. Cardiac rehabilitation programs offer a unique opportunity for health care professionals to play a key role in supporting individuals through the health behavior change process.