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Best Cardiac Nursing Books to Read

There are countless Cardiac Nursing courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing (2019)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadPatients who undergo cardiac surgery require specialized care. Critical care nurses are crucial to their postoperative recovery and health. Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Third Edition is an indispensable resource for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in critical care units immediately following cardiac surgery and in the transitioning to home. With an evidence-based foundation, the Third Edition addresses nursing knowledge to meet the needs of acutely ill patients and strategies to optimizing patient outcomes in this dynamic field. Vital information has been added and updated to reflect…
Author(s): Sonya R. Hardin, Roberta Kaplow

2. Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual! (Incredibly Easy! Series®) (2018)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadGet the vital basics of cardiovascular care, with the expert direction and clear-cut images of the freshly updated Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Visual! ™, 3rd Edition.Let this colorful, down-to-earth text guide you smoothly through essential skills, concepts, and equipment how-to’s, including physical assessments, diagnostic tests, cardiac monitoring, and handling emergencies and complications. Get ready for success in both the classroom and with patient care; the clear explanations, Incredibly Visual ™ humor, and numerous…
Author(s): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

3. Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing (2015)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadCardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing, Second Edition is an indispensable reference for new and experienced nurses caring for patients in intensive care units immediately following cardiac surgery. Completely updated and revised, it addresses significant changes in cardiac surgery, the nursing responsibilities necessary to meet the needs of acutely ill patients, and strategies to optimize patient outcomes in this dynamic field. The Second Edition features additional information on pulmonary, renal, and diabetic issues related to cardiac surgery, a new…
Author(s): Sonya R. Hardin, Roberta Kaplow

4. Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Review and Resource Manual, 4th edition (2015)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadAre you looking into how to advance your professional development through certification? Need a reliable and credible reference resource? No matter where you are in the process, make sure you have the most valuable review and resource tool at your disposal. The Nursing Knowledge Center’s Cardiac–Vascular Nursing Review and Resource Manual is a must-have tool for nurses planning to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC’s) Cardiac–Vascular Nursing certification exam. Based on the official ANCC certification exam test content outline, this review and…
Author(s): Lynn W. Smith

5. Cardiac Drugs Made Ridiculously Simple (2019)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadCardiac drugs are the cornerstone of modern cardiovascular therapeutics. The number of cardiac drugs used for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Practitioners often feel overwhelmed trying to keep pace with the plethora of cardiac drugs and the difficult decisions of which drugs to choose for which conditions. Cardiac Drugs Made Ridiculously Simple provides a lucid, practical summary of current cardiovascular drug therapy. It distills basic clinical concepts to a concise, clear…
Author(s): Michael A. Chizner, Ryan E. Chizner

6. Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Easy (Incredibly Easy! Series®) (2014)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadDoes your heart skip a beat every time you think about the complexities of providing cardio care? Well, not anymore!Written in the award-winning Incredibly Easy! style, this completely updated Third Edition of Cardiovascular Care Made Incredibly Easy is the ideal reference for those entering or needing a refresher in cardiovascular nursing care.This one-of-a-kind book brings together the broad knowledge nurses need to be confident in cardiovascular care, including cardiovascular anatomy and physiology; assessment; diagnostic testing; hemodynamic monitoring; electrocardiogram performance and interpretation; medications; synchronized…
Author(s): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

7. Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery (2011)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadThe fifth edition of Bojar’s Manual of Perioperative Care inAdult Cardiac Surgery remains the gold standard for managementof adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The easily referenced outline format allows health practitionersof all levels to understand and apply basic concepts to patientcare–perfect for cardiothoracic and general surgery residents,physician assistants, nurse practitioners, cardiologists, medicalstudents, and critical care nurses involved in the care of bothroutine and complex cardiac surgery patients.This comprehensive guide features: Practical and accessible, this new edition of Manual…
Author(s): Robert M. Bojar

8. Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty (2015)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadSpecifically designed to prepare medical students for their initial encounters with patients with heart disease, this award-winning text bridges basic cardiac physiology with clinical care. Written by internationally recognized Harvard Medical School faculty and select medical students, provides a solid foundation of knowledge regarding diseases of the heart and circulation. Under the experienced editorial guidance of Dr. Leonard S. Lilly, this best-selling monograph has an outstanding reputation among medical students and faculty worldwide.Student-friendly features of the Sixth Edition…
Author(s): Lilly MD, Leonard S.

9. Fast Facts for the Cardiac Surgery Nurse, Second Edition: Caring for Cardiac Surgery Patients in a Nutshell (2015)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadThis handy clinical guide provides speedy access to information and guidelines cardiac surgery nurses use daily. It covers all aspects of care from preoperative to recovery, with an emphasis on prevention and management of postoperative complications√≥an area where nurses can really make a difference and improve care. The second edition is completely revised and updated, with new coverage of risk factors for stroke, thoracic aortic aneurysms, and congenital heart disease, and updates on new surgical techniques and devices. New illustrations clarify crucial…
Author(s): Hodge MS RN CNS CCRN, Tanya

10. 12 Lead EKG for Nurses: Simple Steps to Interpret Rhythms, Arrhythmias, Blocks, Hypertrophy, Infarcts, & Cardiac Drugs (2016)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadMASTER THE ESSENTIAL FACTS! We have condensed the main points from textbooks and publications so you don’t have to. Add this vital EKG resource to your nursing arsenal… 12 Lead EKG for Nurses was meticulously crafted to provide nursing students and new grad nurses with a streamlined overview of cardiac anatomy, physiology, electrophysiology and electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG) interpretation. This study guide boils it down to the basics to prepare for nursing school, the NCLEX, or as a refresher for the practicing nurse. Don’t get bogged down! This simple, step-by-step guide will help the…
Author(s): Reed MSN, Aaron

11. Heart Attack, Cardiac Cath, & Bypass: A Nurse’s Guide to Caring for the Patient (2017)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadYour patient is having chest pain. What do you do next? Caring for this type of patient can be very scary. Trust us, we have been right where you are and we know the intimidation you might feel. Nursing assessment and care is a crucial piece of the overall puzzle that will determine the outcome of the patient. This book guides you through caring for patients having a heart attack, cardiac cath, and bypass. You will learn about the anatomy of the heart, how to assess a patient having chest pain, and what orders to expect. You will read in depth about caring for cath and bypass patients pre- and…
Author(s): Riske, MSN, RN-BC, PCCN, Jillian, Culver, MSN, RN, PCCN, Kate

12. AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, Fourth Edition (2018)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadEndorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this acclaimed textbook sets the standard for critical care nursing education. Recognizing the learner’s need to assimilate foundational knowledge before attempting to master more complex critical care nursing concepts, the book features a practical building-block organization that starts with the basics and logically progresses to advanced topics. Bolstered by helpful tables and essential content cases,  AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing is an essential tool for clinicians at the point of care, and those preparing for CCRN…
Author(s): Suzanne M. Burns, Sarah A. Delgado

13. Cardiac/Vascular Nurse Exam Secrets Study Guide: Cardiac/Vascular Nurse Test Review for the Cardiac/Vascular Nurse Exam (2016)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadMometrix Test Preparation’s is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass their Cardiac/Vascular Nurse Exam. The exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Our study guide includes: Mometrix Test Preparation is not affiliated with or endorsed by any official testing organization. All organizational and test names are trademarks of their respective owners.The Mometrix guide is filled with the you will need in order to do well on your Cardiac Vascular exam: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the American Nurses Credentialing Center…
Author(s): Cardiac/Vascular Nurse Exam Secrets Test Prep Team, Mometrix Nursing Certification Test Team

14. Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! (Incredibly Easy! Series) (2015)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadConfidently handle the complexities of critical care nursing, with the fully updated . Part of the award-winning Incredibly Easy series, this fun-to-read text is full of fun humor and illustrations, offering plenty of down-to-earth, expert advice and direction on crucial areas such as assessments, diagnostics, imaging, monitoring, pre- and post-operative care, and more. This comprehensive reference is a must-have for class use and NCLEX or certification exam preparation—and an invaluable on-the-spot clinical guide.Learn the basics of critical care nursing or refresh your skills with brand new content on:o moderate sedation, drug…
Author(s): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

15. Rapid Interpretation of EKG’s, Sixth Edition (2000)

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to ReadThe reader’s rapid assimilation of medical concepts is the key to the continuing success of this best-selling book. A caption explains the concept illustrated on each page, and a few simple sentences reinforce the concept with interactive (programmed) learning, which links to the following page. Dr Dubin’s light and entertaining style, known world-wide, makes learning enjoyable. Practice twelve-lead tracings at the end establish self-confidence, and summarised reference sheets with examples (designed to be copied) provide an excellent review….
Author(s): Dale Dubin

Best Cardiac Nursing Books to Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some cardiac nursing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Nursing the Cardiac Patient

Author(s): Melanie Humphreys
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2014, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1188876

Oxford handbook of cardiac nursing

Author(s): Olson, Kate
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2014, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1704269

Cardiac nursing

Author(s): Susan L Woods; et al
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , Year: 2010, Size: 104 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 894992

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing (Hardin, Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing)

Author(s): Sonya Hardin, Roberta Kaplow
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Year: 2009, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 488539

A Nurse's Guide to Caring for Cardiac Intervention Patients (Wiley Series in Nursing)

Author(s): Eileen O'Grady, RN, Dip HE, BSc (Hons)
Publisher: , Year: 2007, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 432936

Adult Cardiac Surgery: Nursing Care and Management

Author(s): Helen Inwood
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2001, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 420463

Cardiac Nursing

Author(s): Susan L. Woods, Erika Sivarajan Froelicher, Sandra Adams (Underhill) Motzer
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Year: 2000, Size: 54 Mb, Download: chm
ID: 115446

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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