TITLE

Nursing Considerations for Children Undergoing Delayed Sternal Closure After Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease

AUTHOR(S)
Pye, Sherry; McDonnell, Michelle
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2010, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article outlines nursing considerations for children with congenital heart disease undergoing an open sternotomy through using a systems approach for critical care nurses. It discusses the pathophysiology for the surgical technique of open sternotomy and delayed sternal closure (DSC) in children that facilitates postoperative recovery in intensive care unit (ICU). A literature review outlining the use of DSC in children is also provided.
ACCESSION #
51264599

 

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