Cardiac nursing focus on preventing and treating conditions related to the heart. Nurses in cardiac department work in inpatient or outpatient settings, cares for medical or surgical patients, and understand patients through acute illness or help them manage chronic disease. Cardiac nurses helps to treat disorders like unstable angina, arterial coronary disease, congestive coronary failure, myocardial infarct and cardiac dysrhythmia under the direction of a cardiologist. They perform excellent care on a surgical unit; analysing evaluations, cardiac monitoring, vascular monitoring, and health assessments. Cardiac nurses have Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. In addition, cardiac nurses possess specific skills including electrocardiogram monitoring, defibrillation, and drugs administration by continuous drip. Cardiac nurses work in various environments, including coronary care units, cardiac catheterization, medical care units, operating theatres, cardiac rehabilitation centers, clinical research, cardiac surgery wards, cardiovascular intensive care units, and cardiac medical wards.
Cardiac Nurse's typical responsibilities include: