Cardiac nursing focuses on preventing and treating heat-related illnesses. Nurses in the cardiac department work in inpatient or outpatient settings, care for medical or surgical patients, and assist patients cope with acute sickness or chronic conditions. Under the supervision of a cardiologist, cardiac nurses assist in the treatment of illnesses such as unstable angina, arterial coronary disease, congestive coronary failure, myocardial infarction, and cardiac dysrhythmia. In a surgical unit, they provide exceptional treatment by analyzing evaluations, heart monitoring, vascular monitoring, and health assessments.
• Keep track of stress test results
• Keep track of cardiac and vascular data
• Inform patients and their families