Cardiac nurses, also known as cardiovascular nurses or cardiology nurses, are registered nurses specializing in cardiovascular healthcare and nursing. They work with patients with heart problems by following a cardiologist's treatment plan, monitoring patient progress and administering medication to help the nursing care plan for the healing process. A cardiac nurse's daily tasks can vary depending on the work of healthcare management. Cardiac nurses working in an operating environment will spend a lot of time preparing patients for surgery and helping them to recover afterwards. Practitioners in cardiac-vascular nursing assess patients, educate patients and families about chronic cardiovascular diseases and their treatment plans and analyze the results of laboratory work or radiology to create a care plan. As a cardiac-vascular nurse practitioner, you may be able to see your own patients in a private cardiology practice clinic. There are other options if the nurse practitioner route doesn't sound appealing. Cardiac nurses can also advance to nursing positions where they are responsible for the supervision, training and direction of a cardiovascular nursing team.
- Track 1-1 cardiomyopathy
- Track 2-2 coronary artery disease
- Track 3-3 congestive heart failure
- Track 4-4 myocardial infarction
- Track 5-5 cardiac dysrhythmia