Advanced Cardiac Life Support : A Guide for Nurses

By: Jevon, PhilipMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (326 p.)ISBN: 9781444309980Subject(s): Cardiac intensive care | Cardiovascular system -- Diseases -- Nursing | Electronic books. -- localGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Advanced Cardiac Life Support : A Guide for NursesDDC classification: 616.1/0231 LOC classification: RC674 -- .J48 2009ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support: A Guide for Nurses, Second Edition -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1: Resuscitation Service: An Overview -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes -- Concept of the chain of survival -- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Standards for Clinical Practice and Training -- Role of the Resuscitation Council (UK) -- Principles of safer handling during CPR -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 2: Resuscitation Equipment -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes -- Recommended minimum equipment for the management of an adult cardiac arrest
Routine checking of resuscitation equipment -- Checking resuscitation equipment following use -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 3: Recognition and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes -- Prevention of in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest -- Clinical signs of critical illness -- Early warning scores and calling criteria -- Role of outreach and medical emergency teams -- Assessment and emergency treatment of the critically ill patient -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 4: Principles of Cardiac Monitoring and ECG Recognition -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes
The conduction system of the heart -- The ECG and its relation to cardiac contraction -- Methods of cardiac monitoring -- Problems encountered with cardiac monitoring -- Systematic approach to ECG interpretation -- Cardiac arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest -- Peri-arrest arrhythmias -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 5: Bystander Basic Life Support -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes -- Potential hazards when attempting BLS -- Initial assessment and sequence of actions in bystander BLS -- Principles of chest compressions -- Principles of mouth-to-mouth ventilation -- The recovery position
Treatment for foreign body airway obstruction -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 6: Airway Management and Ventilation -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes -- Causes of airway obstruction -- Recognition of airway obstruction -- Simple techniques to open and clear the airway -- Use of oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways -- Insertion of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) -- Insertion of the combitube -- Procedure for application of cricoid pressure -- Principles of tracheal intubation -- Methods for ventilation -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 7: Defibrillation and Electrical Cardioversion
Introduction -- Learning objectives -- Ventricular fibrillation -- Physiology of defibrillation -- Factors affecting successful defibrillation -- Safety issues and defibrillation -- Procedure for manual defibrillation -- Procedure for automated external defibrillation -- Synchronised electrical cardioversion -- New technological advances in defibrillation -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 8: Advanced Life Support -- Introduction -- Learning objectives -- Background to the Resuscitation Council (UK) ALS algorithm -- Overview of the ALS algorithm -- Chest compressions -- Precordial thump
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Summary: In the event of an adult cardiac arrest, it is essential to be able to respond rapidly, providing safe and effective care. This new and updated edition of Advanced Cardiac Life Support provides the theoretical background to resuscitation as well as explaining the essential resuscitation skills required to manage an adult cardiac arrest- from the time it occurs until subsequent transfer to the ICU. The emphasis is on the prevention of cardiac arrest with detailed information on the management of peri-arrest arrhythmias and acute coronary syndromes. Advanced Cardiac Life S
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Advanced Cardiac Life Support: A Guide for Nurses, Second Edition -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1: Resuscitation Service: An Overview -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes -- Concept of the chain of survival -- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Standards for Clinical Practice and Training -- Role of the Resuscitation Council (UK) -- Principles of safer handling during CPR -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 2: Resuscitation Equipment -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes -- Recommended minimum equipment for the management of an adult cardiac arrest

Routine checking of resuscitation equipment -- Checking resuscitation equipment following use -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 3: Recognition and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes -- Prevention of in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest -- Clinical signs of critical illness -- Early warning scores and calling criteria -- Role of outreach and medical emergency teams -- Assessment and emergency treatment of the critically ill patient -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 4: Principles of Cardiac Monitoring and ECG Recognition -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes

The conduction system of the heart -- The ECG and its relation to cardiac contraction -- Methods of cardiac monitoring -- Problems encountered with cardiac monitoring -- Systematic approach to ECG interpretation -- Cardiac arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest -- Peri-arrest arrhythmias -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 5: Bystander Basic Life Support -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes -- Potential hazards when attempting BLS -- Initial assessment and sequence of actions in bystander BLS -- Principles of chest compressions -- Principles of mouth-to-mouth ventilation -- The recovery position

Treatment for foreign body airway obstruction -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 6: Airway Management and Ventilation -- Introduction -- Learning outcomes -- Causes of airway obstruction -- Recognition of airway obstruction -- Simple techniques to open and clear the airway -- Use of oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airways -- Insertion of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) -- Insertion of the combitube -- Procedure for application of cricoid pressure -- Principles of tracheal intubation -- Methods for ventilation -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 7: Defibrillation and Electrical Cardioversion

Introduction -- Learning objectives -- Ventricular fibrillation -- Physiology of defibrillation -- Factors affecting successful defibrillation -- Safety issues and defibrillation -- Procedure for manual defibrillation -- Procedure for automated external defibrillation -- Synchronised electrical cardioversion -- New technological advances in defibrillation -- Chapter summary -- Chapter 8: Advanced Life Support -- Introduction -- Learning objectives -- Background to the Resuscitation Council (UK) ALS algorithm -- Overview of the ALS algorithm -- Chest compressions -- Precordial thump

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In the event of an adult cardiac arrest, it is essential to be able to respond rapidly, providing safe and effective care. This new and updated edition of Advanced Cardiac Life Support provides the theoretical background to resuscitation as well as explaining the essential resuscitation skills required to manage an adult cardiac arrest- from the time it occurs until subsequent transfer to the ICU. The emphasis is on the prevention of cardiac arrest with detailed information on the management of peri-arrest arrhythmias and acute coronary syndromes. Advanced Cardiac Life S

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Phil Jevon qualified as an RGN in 1986. He worked on CCU between the years 1987 and 1993 during which time he gained considerable experience in coronary care nursing. He has been the Resuscitation Officer/Clinical Skills Lead at The Manor Hospital, Walsall since 1993 and is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Birmingham Medical School. While working on CCU and since then in his role as a member of the hospital cardiac arrest team, he has got considerable experience in advanced cardiac life support.

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