Caring for the Coronary Patient
"Caring for the Coronary Patient, Second Edition, gives an extensive, broad-based knowledge of coronary care integrated within a nursing framework. Written in a clear, readable style, it examines all aspects of coronary care - from the background to cardiac structure, diagnostic procedures, assessment, dealing with complications and the rehabilitation of the patient - to provide a clinical nursing guide aimed at all nurses working in coronary care."--BOOK JACKET.
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