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Assessing cardiovascular status: a guide for acute nurses

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posted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by Judy CurreyJudy Currey, L Aitken
Many patients admitted to acute care areas of a hospital experience cardiovascular compromise due to conditions such as acute myocardial infarction (AMI), acute coronary syndrome or exacerbations of chronic heart failure. Additionally, patients can experience cardiovascular collapse due to bleeding or cardiac arrhythmias postoperatively. As a consequence, nurses in acute care settings need to be competent in assessing the cardiovascular status of adult patients. The authors provide a framework for assessing the cardiovascular status of patients in acute care settings using the determinants of cardiac output. They provide a brief review of the determinants of cardiac output before discussing both the aims of cardiovascular assessment and how to perform, such an assessment. (non- author abstract)

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Journal

Collegian: journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia

Volume

12

Pagination

34 - 40

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

1322-7696

eISSN

1876-7575

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Royal College of Nursing, Australia

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