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dc.contributor.authorCurrey, Judyen_US
dc.contributor.authorM. Aitken, Leanneen_US
dc.contributor.editorProfessor Glenn Gardneren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T17:30:34Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T17:30:34Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-10T08:46:53Z
dc.identifier.issn13227696en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60481-3en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27281
dc.description.abstractThe function of the cardiovascular system is co transport oxygen, nutrients and hormones (0 the body's cells and to remove waste products from the cells (Darovic 2002). The delivery of oxygen and nutrients will not be adequate in all regions of the body if there is insufficient blood flow at insufficient pressure. Cardiac output is the principal determinant of the adequacy of cardiovascular function. Adequate oxygen and nutritional levels in the blood also contribute to the effectiveness of cardiovascular function. Many patients admitted to acute care areas of a hospital experience cardiovascular compromise due to conditions such as acute myocardial infarction (AM]), acute coronary syndrome or exacerbations of chronic heart failure. Additionally, patients can experience cardiovascular collapse due to bleeding or cardiac dysrhythmias postoperatively. As a consequence, nurses in acute care settings need to be competent in assessing the cardiovascular status of adult patients. The aim of this paper is to provide a framework for assessing the cardiovascular status of patients in acute care settings using the determinants of cardiac OUtput. We 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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoyal College of Nursing Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.placeDeakin, ACT, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.collegianjournal.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom34en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto40en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCollegianen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321103en_US
dc.titleAssessing cardiovascular status: A guide for acute care nursesen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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