TITLE

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

PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2010, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the need of nursing care for children undergoing an open sternotomy after surgical treatment of congenital heart disease. These nursing care includes hourly respiratory assessment, cardiac arrest assessment, and monitoring of patients for adequate pain control and sedation. It recommends critical care nurses caring for children with open chest to assess the physiological and hemodynamic status of their patients.
ACCESSION #
51264600

 

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