Rachael Richardson Staff nurse, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
A learning zone article has helped Rachael Richardson understand how to detect this cardiac arrhythmia
Atrial fibrillation is a common post-operative complication for patients on a cardiothoracic ward. It is important to recognise it early, give a clear explanation of the condition to the patient and instigate early treatment with appropriate anticoagulants.
Nursing Standard. 26, 26,59-59. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.02.26.26.59.c8970