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Cardiovascular system

Kate Johnson and Martyn Bradbury

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199211043
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597949 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199211043.003.0011

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Cardiovascular system

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History-taking and assessment - Cardiac monitoring - Applying and positioning of electrodes - Performing a 12-lead electrocardiogram - Transcutaneous external cardiac pacing - Assisting with transvenous cardiac pacing - External pacemaker threshold testing - Cardiopulmonary resuscitation - Basic life support: adult - Basic life support: paediatric - In-hospital resuscitation - Advanced life support: adult - Advanced life support: paediatric - Defibrillation - Recovery position - Ankle–brachial pressure index (ABPI) - Jugular venous pressure - Pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP)

Chapter.  6428 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Skills

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