TITLE

Strategies to Optimize Outcomes

AUTHOR(S)
Rosborough, Donna
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2006, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses critical care nursing strategies to optimize outcomes in cardiac surgery involving elderly patients. Careful handling of the heart during all aspects of cardiac surgery is essential in elderly patients. Outcome measurements after cardiac surgery include length of stay, morbidity, mortality and patients' satisfaction.
ACCESSION #
22535393

 

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