Saturday, October 1, 2011

Advanced Cardiac Life Support A Guide for Nurses

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
2nd edition - October 27, 2009
Paperback: 328 pages
ISBN-10: 140518566X
ISBN-13: 978-1405185660

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 Support also discussed ethical and legal issues, record keeping, dealing with bereavement, audit, equipment and training- providing an essential quick reference tool for nurses and health care professionals. 

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