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Chest Pain

Advanced Assesment and Management Skills

Jenny Tagney (Hrsg.), John Albarran (Hrsg.)

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Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Informatik, Technik / Pflege


Chest Pain: Advanced Assessment and Managementpromotes a systematic approach to the assessment and management ofpatients presenting with chest pain and related undifferentiatedsymptoms. Specifically, it equips practitioners with the knowledgeand clinical skills needed to effectively differentiate and respondto clinical presentations where the primary symptom for seekinghealthcare advice involves chest pain. Introductory chapters in section one explore the principles ofphysical assessment, history taking and differential diagnosis toprovide the framework for subsequent chapters, which explorecardiac and non-cardiac causes of chest pain. Section two examines the advanced assessment and overallmanagement of patients with pain in the chest. A range of clinicalconditions that trigger chest pain and other related symptoms arecovered, including: angina, acute coronary syndromes, pericarditisand myocarditis, aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism,oesophago-gastric disorders, musculoskeletal causes, pulmonary andrespiratory causes, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction,chest pain caused by trauma or cardiac syndrome X, cocaine misuseand Herpes zoster.


"This new textbook nicely fills a gap left by many cardiology textsand provides a useful reference for healthcare professional workingin a wide range of settings both in primary healthcare and acutecare. It will be invaluable to nurses undertaking courses oreducation in physical assessments and history taking...[it is] awell balanced, credible and very useful textbook forclinicians." Mike Hayward, Royal College of Nursing Professional NurseAdvisor <!--end--> "A comprehensive text on a very relavant subject." BritishJournal of Cardiac Nursing "[This book] would be useful to doctors, nurses and paramedicsworking in a variety of areas." British Journal of CardiacNursing "An invaluable resource for nurses working in advanced nursingpractice roles or those developing their knowledge and skills inthis area." British Journal of Cardiac Nursing "Relevant for those using advanced assessment skills in anyurgent care setting or students undertaking advanced assessmentstudy." Science Direct "The writing is clear and concise, hence it is both easy andenjoyable to read. The book is also beautifully referenced... Arefreshing change... Rating 4/5."



Krankenpflege, Public Health / Praxis, Nursing, Gesundheits- u. Sozialwesen, Public Health Practice, Spezialaufgaben i. d. klinischen Krankenpflege, Clinical Specialities, Health & Social Care