Short Stay Management of Atrial Fibrillation

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W. Frank Peacock, Carol L. Clark, editors. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press , c2016.
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This book provides a road map for the efficient and successful management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the short stay unit. It describes the problem, defines the measures of successful treatment, elucidates interventions, and supplies the tools for achieving quality care. Organized in four parts, it covers the impact of AF on patient populations; the presentation and management of AF; the transition to the outpatient environment; and systems management. Topics include the economic consequence…
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Other Authors
Peacock, W. Frank
Clark, Carol L
Responsibility
W. Frank Peacock, Carol L. Clark, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 289 p. : 40 illus., 24 illus. in color)
Series Title
Contemporary cardiology
ISBN
9783319313863
9783319313849 (print ed.)
ISSN
2196-8969
Subjects (MeSH)
Atrial Fibrillation - therapy
Disease Management
Hospitalization - trends
Abstract
This book provides a road map for the efficient and successful management of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the short stay unit. It describes the problem, defines the measures of successful treatment, elucidates interventions, and supplies the tools for achieving quality care. Organized in four parts, it covers the impact of AF on patient populations; the presentation and management of AF; the transition to the outpatient environment; and systems management. Topics include the economic consequences of AF; cardioversion and cardiac implantable electronic devices in AF management; education of the AF patient and discharge planning; and quality metrics in AF. The book also provides order sheets and process criteria with which institutions can successfully manage the AF patient in the short stay unit, thus optimizing patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and operational efficiencies. Short Stay Management of Atrial Fibrillation is a valuable resource for cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians, electrophysiologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in AF management.
Contents
Part I. Impact of the Disease -- 1. Atrial Fibrillation: Epidemiology and Demographics -- 2. Pathophysiology of Atrial Fibrillation and Clinical Correlations -- 3. The Economic Impact of Atrial Fibrillation in the US -- Part II. Presentation and Management -- 4. Emergency Medical Services and Atrial Fibrillation -- 5. Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation -- 6. Stroke and Other Complications of Atrial Fibrillation -- 7. Rate Control in Atrial Fibrillation -- 8. Diagnostic Testing in the Emergency Department of Atrial Fibrillation -- 9. Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation in the Emergency Department or Observation Unit -- 10. Cardioversion and Acute Atrial Fibrillation Management -- 11. Procedural Sedation for Atrial Fibrillation Patients -- 12. Risk Stratification in Atrial Fibrillation and Observation Unit Entry -- 13. Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices in the Short Stay Management of Atrial Fibrillation -- 14. Pitfalls in the Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation -- Part III. Transition to the Outpatient Environment -- 15. Education of the Atrial Fibrillation Patient in the Observation Unit -- 16. Discharge Criteria -- 17. Discharge Planning -- 18. Outpatient Medications in Atrial Fibrillation -- Part IV. Systems Management -- 19. Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation -- 20. Quality Metrics in Atrial Fibrillation -- 21. Atrial Fibrillation Research in the Observation Unit and the Emergency Department -- 22. Atrial Fibrillation Protocols.
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