Creator:   Nursing
Created:   3/26/2010
Contains:  31 items
A collection of articles on cardiac emergencies.

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Update: 2015 AHA BLS and ACLS guidelines

Craig-Brangan, Karen Jean; Day, Mary Patricia

Nursing . 46(2):40-45, February 2016.

Advanced cardiovascular life support spans the spectrum of care from basic life support to post-cardiac arrest care. Become familiar with these recently revised guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care in adults.

Early warning systems: The next level of rapid response

Duncan, Kathy D.; McMullan, Christine; Mills, Barbara M.

Nursing . 42(2):38-44, February 2012.

Learn how one medical center developed an early warning scoring system that activates the rapid response team even faster, before a patient's condition deteriorates dramatically. Find out how implementing this new, improved system can reduce cardiac arrests in both adult and pediatric patients.

Focus on central venous pressure monitoring in an acute care setting

Burchell, Patricia L.; Powers, Kelly A.

Nursing . 41(12):38-43, December 2011.

CVP monitoring has become the standard of care for many patients in acute care settings. Refresh and update your knowledge of CVP monitoring, including recommended catheter insertion sites, best practices for patient care, and troubleshooting equipment problems.

Unlocking the secrets of 2 common cardiac conditions

Cheek, Dennis J.; Hawkins, Johnathon S.; Sherrod, Melissa McIntire

Nursing . 39(1):52-56, January 2009.

Review the latest guidelines for treating unstable angina and non-ST-segmentelevation myocardial infarction. Then you'll be prepared to respond quickly to a patient with one of these acute coronary syndromes.

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