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Cardiac Surgery for Nurses: Orientation, Policy, and Procedures

Author(s): Debi Stephens-Lesser, RN, BSN, CNOR, CNOR, Fresno Heart Hospital
  • ISBN-13: 9780763744892
  • ISBN-10:0763744891
  • Paperback    406 pages      © 2007
Price: $149.95 US List
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This policy and procedure book is a valuable resource for new or existing cardiac surgery programs. It provides support for each procedure in the cardiac surgery environment to include standards of practice, risk management, staffing competencies, and quality indicators to optimize care of the cardiovascular surgery patient. The policy manual is based upon AORN standards and meets JCAHO standards for the operating room environment. This conclusive and well organized book contains the broad spectrum of care of the entire cardiac surgical team, roles and responsibilities.



Section 1: Orientation Manual


Chapter 1: Introduction


Chapter 2: Preoperative Preparation           


Chapter 3: Intraoperative Management


Chapter 4: Special Procedures


Chapter 5: Education


Chapter 6: Risk Management


Section 2: Policies and Procedures


Chapter 7:  Staffing


Chapter 8: Scheduling


Chapter 9: Education


Chapter 10: Case Management


Chapter 11: Perioperative Patient Care Activities


Chapter 12: Special Procedures


Chapter 13: Risk Management


Debi Stephens-Lesser, RN, BSN, CNOR, CNOR-Fresno Heart Hospital

  • “Readers will find Stephens-Lesser to be an accomplished science writer who is able to convey the depth of information in bite-sized installments - the text immediately readable and therefore recommended to the student in advanced nursing programs who might be seeking certification as a cardiac-care nurse. In addition, nurses in existing programs will find this material useful because of the way it touches on advances in the field while clarifying the specific roles of individuals on the cardiac-care team.”


    --John Aiello

    The Electric Review

    January/February 2007


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