Nursing Considerations for Children Undergoing Delayed Sternal Closure After Surgery
Sherry Pye, MNSc, APN, CCRN & Michelle McDonnell, MNSc, APN
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Identify 3 complications that may occur after delayed sternal closure in children
  • Describe the pathophysiology and clinical rationale for the surgical technique and use of open sternotomy and delayed sternal closure
  • Discuss 3 nursing considerations for a child undergoing an open sternotomy

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: C1033
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 6/1/2014

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Nursing Considerations for Children Undergoing Delayed Sternal Closure After Surgery

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