Category Archives: Cardiac Nursing

Cardiac Nursing Care: NCP – 5 Nursing Diagnosis for …

Posted: April 24, 2018 at 1:41 am

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is a heart disease that is mainly caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries due to atherosclerosis or spasm or a combination of both. CHD is a disease that is very scary Continue reading

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Nursing Care Plans for Decreased Cardiac output

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Nursing Diagnosis: Decreased Cardiac outputNursing Care Plans forDecreased Cardiac outputNANDA Definition: Inadequate blood pumped by the heart to meet metabolic demands of the body Defining Characteristics: Altered heart rate/rhythm: arrhythmias (tachycardia, bradycardia); palpitations; EKG changes; altered preload: jugular vein distention; fatigue; edema; murmurs; increased/decreased central venous pressure (CVP); increased/decreased pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP); weight gain; altered afterload: cold/clammy skin; shortness of breath/dyspnea; oliguria; prolonged capillary refill; decreased peripheral pulses; variations in blood pressure readings; increased/decreased systemic vascular resistance (SVR); increased/decreased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR); skin color changes; altered contractility: crackles; cough; orthopnea/paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea; cardiac outputless than4 L/min; cardiac indexless than2.5 L/min; decreased ejection fraction, stroke volume index (SVI), left ventricular stroke work index (LVSWI); S3 or S4 sounds; behavioral/emotional: anxiety; restlessness Related Factors: Myocardial infarction or ischemia, valvular disease, cardiomyopathy, serious dysrhythmia, ventricular damage, altered preload or afterload, pericarditis, sepsis, congenital heart defects, vagal stimulation, stress, anaphylaxis, cardiac tamponade NOC Outcomes (Nursing Outcomes Classification)Suggested NOC Labels Cardiac Pump Effectiveness Circulatory Status Tissue Perfusion: Abdominal Organs Tissue Perfusion: Peripheral Vital Signs Status Client Outcomes Nursing Interventions and Rationales Continue reading

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Associate Degree Nursing Physiology Review

Posted: April 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Cardiovascular System (Heart) Content Circulatory SystemFunctions of the HeartBlood flow Through the HeartCardiac Muscle CellsIntrinsic Conduction SystemCardiac impulseExcitation-ContractionConduction PathwayElectrocardiogramCardiac CycleHeart SoundsCardiac OutputFactors Affecting Cardiac Output– Preload– –Contractility—–AfterloadRegulation of the HeartPrimary control factors of the heartCongestive Heart Failure Circulatory System The parts of the circulatory system include: Functions of the Heart Pulmonary Circulation Systemic Circulation Blood flow Through the Heart 1. Superior/Inferior vena cava and coronary sinus2 Continue reading

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Interpret EKGs Strips Like a Boss! (ekg interpretation for …

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When youre taking care of patients on cardiac monitoring, Its important to be able to not only identify rhythm changes, but also have an idea around some typical interventions for these changes. Im going to go over a few common ECG changes and typical subsequent nursing interventions. Increasing Pre-ventricular Contractions (PVCs) As youre looking at the monitor, youre noticing that there are more PVCs Continue reading

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Cardiac Nursing Nursing Schools – RNtoMSN – Find Top Masters in Nursing Programs …

Posted: April 13, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Cardiac Nursing Education and Curriculum There are several Masters in nursing programs for cardio-vascular nurses across the country, most commonly allowing you to incorporate cardiac courses into a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner role. While the CNS role is most common, there are several ways to specialize within this field. Continue reading

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Cardiac nursing – Wikipedia

Posted: April 12, 2018 at 10:43 am

Cardiac nursing is a nursing specialty that works with patients who suffer from various conditions of the cardiovascular system. Cardiac nurses help treat conditions such as unstable angina, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction and cardiac dysrhythmia under the direction of a cardiologist Continue reading

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