Table 12.1

Examples of areas in which cardiac nurses play an important role

These all apply to adult and paediatric cardiology.
  • Operating theatres

  • Invasive cardiology and intervention—catheter laboratories

  • Acute care (A&E, CCU, PCCU, critical care, resuscitation, and the ambulance service)

  • General medical, cardiology, and cardiac surgery wards

  • Cardiology clinics including “rapid access” facilities

  • Rehabilitation and cardiovascular prevention services

  • Heart failure

  • Community and primary care

  • Genetic counselling

  • Research and development

  • Clinical audit