The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Nursing
This textbook is made up of fifteen chapters written by experts in the field. The pathology of coronary heart disease, heart failure, valvular disease, arrhythmias, congenital heart disease and inherited cardiovascular conditions are all discussed in great detail.
Whilst tailoring nursing assessment and interventions in the care of patients with heart disease, the textbook emphasises high quality holistic care taking into account the needs of patients with complex comorbidities, as well as their families. The imperative of prevention and rehabilitation in terms of both primary and secondary prevention is described as well as educational, behavioural and therapeutic interventions.
The epidemiology of cardiovascular disease is covered, including disease burden and inequalities across Europe. Chapters devoted to education and communication and pharmacology also feature and the book concludes with a chapter which discusses the future challenges and opportunities for nurses and the evolution of nursing in cardiovascular care.
The textbook targets nurses entering cardiovascular specialisation and university students undertaking specialist courses in cardiovascular care. The editors hope that the textbook inspires readers to ask questions, search for answers and become the best cardiovascular nurses they can be. There is a strong body of evidence showing that educational provision for nurses increases patient safety and saves lives; the ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Nursing aims to be an essential part of this provision.