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Chapter 7 - Routine Early Postoperative Care

from Section 1 - Routine Cardiac Surgery

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 May 2020

Joseph Arrowsmith
Affiliation:
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
Andrew Roscoe
Affiliation:
Singapore General Hospital
Jonathan Mackay
Affiliation:
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge
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Summary

Early postoperative care is a critical factor in determining successful outcomes following cardiac surgery. With increasing pressure for efficiency while ensuring patient safety is maintained, it is vital that healthcare professionals are familiar with the pathways and protocols designed to allow for rapid recovery of patients. At the same time it is important that complications are detected early, escalated appropriately and intervened upon in a timely fashion.

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Print publication year: 2020

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