Cardiac Nursing


Cardiac nursing is a specialty focused on preventing and treating conditions related to the heart. Like other nursing specialties, a profession in cardiac nursing requires an understanding of normal cardiac anatomy and physiology, keen assessment and monitoring skills, vast knowledge about cardiac disease and conditions, and ongoing education related to recommended prevention methods and treatment options. Cardiac nurses may work in inpatient or outpatient settings, care for medical or surgical patients, and see patients through acute illness or help them manage chronic disease.

In this Cardiac Nursing Resource Center, we’ve put together resources to help you provide the best care to the patients you see. Our Pocket Cards are quick references to refer to when you are caring for a patient with a myocardial infarction (MI) or heart failure. Refer to the Guideline Summaries to learn need-to-know information from the latest recommendations. Our infographics, tips and mnemonics, and blogs are additional resources to help you during your cardiac nursing career.
 

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