2/04/2011

Cardiovascular Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practicek

CardioSource - CV Nursing Book: "The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation convened an array of cardiovascular health experts to develop this succinct and practical guide, which the ACC and CardioSource are pleased to make available to ACC members free of charge.

Cardiovascular Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice is a completely updated and unique document; in fact it is a unifying effort due to participation and contribution of 16 nursing organizations whose constituency includes cardiovascular nurses. The standards themselves - six for nursing practice and nine for nursing professional performance - are those by which all nurses in this specialty practice. Together, along with each standard's set of measurement criteria, these reflect the perspectives and priorities of cardiovascular nursing. The book's summary discussion of the scope of such practice - its characteristics, development and trends, education and training, its practice environments and settings, its general and specialized practice roles, its ethical and conceptual bases - lends a broad context for understanding and using these standards. While this book is a reference and guide primarily for practicing nurses and nursing faculty and students, it is also an essential source document for other cardiovascular specialists, healthcare providers, researchers, and scholars, along with those involved in funding, legal, policy, and regulatory activities."