Nursing Resources

Neonatal Resuscitation. Female and male doctor performing emergency therapy to newborn infant baby in intensive care unit at clinic

Providing bedside nursing care for adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), who may be hospitalized in either an adult or pediatric facility, requires a special standard of care. Below is a list of resources which have been developed by a group of advanced practice nurses from around the country with the goal of providing a quick, comprehensive overview of the bedside care for the nurse at the point of care.

Each topic in this outline — ACHD Care, Congenital Heart Defects, Neonatal and Pediatric Care — may be opened, printed, and taken to the bedside for quick reference or serve as a guideline for further investigation on the care or problems that are presented by the ACHD patient. Every effort has been made to provide the most current, up-to-date practice recommendations, however institutional differences may occur.

Translations of the resources are available in both Hindi and Spanish.


Nursing Resources Translated into Hindi
Nursing Resources Translated into Spanish


Congenital Heart Defects

Neonatal and Pediatric Care

Illustrations for the documents on congenital heart defects were provided by Ped Heart Resource. ©Scientific Software Solutions, 2010.

We appreciate their support of this project. Please visit the Scientific Software Solutions website to view their references on both care of the adult with congenital heart disease and congenital heart disease and repair.

Links to additional electronic resources in the care of adults with congenital heart disease include:

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Resources Original Writing Group

Mary Rummell, MN, RN, CNS, CPNC Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Cardiology

Sandy Staveski, MS, RN, PNP, CNS, CCRN Cardiovascular ICU Nurse Practitioner

Loren Brown, BSN, RN, CCRN Clinical Nursing Educator, Cardiovascular Catheterization Lab

Diana Arias, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, CPN Clinical Specialist, Cardiac Care Center

Kathryn Barrett, NP-C, RN, CCRN Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Louise Callow RN, MSN, CPNP Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Andrea Frederick, RN, NP Nurse Practitioner, Adult Congenital Cardiology

Annette Haynes, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Joylyn Headings, FNP, RN, CCRN Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Lindsey Katzmark, MSN, RN, APNP Nurse Practitioner, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Jo Ann Nieves, MSN, CPN, ARNP, PNP-BC Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

Nancy Rudd, MS, RN, CPNP-AC/PC Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Cardiology & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Julie A. Shinn, MA, RN, CNS, CCRN, FAAN Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiovascular Surgery

Margaret Schroder, MSN, RN, PNP-BC Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular Surgery