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dc.contributor.authorCurrey, J
dc.contributor.authorAitken, LM
dc.contributor.editorProfessor Glenn Gardner
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:22:43Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:22:43Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.date.modified2009-12-10T08:46:53Z
dc.identifier.issn1322-7696
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60481-3
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoyal College of Nursing Australia
dc.publisher.placeDeakin, ACT, Australia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.collegianjournal.com/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom34
dc.relation.ispartofpageto40
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCollegian
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4205
dc.titleAssessing cardiovascular status: A guide for acute care nurses
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorAitken, Leanne M.


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