Scoring Systems for Outcome Prediction in a Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit: A Comparative Study

Author(s): Themistocles Exarchopoulos, RN, Msc, Efstratia Charitidou, MSC, Panagiotis Dedeilias, MD, Christos Charitos, MD, Christina Routsi, MD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Jul 01, 2019

Topics: Cardiovascular, Patient Safety

Population: Adult

Role: Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Most scoring systems used to predict clinical outcome in critical care were not designed for application in cardiac surgery patients.


  • Compare and contrast 5 scoring systems and their ability to predict morbidity and mortality in the cardiac patient population.
  • Identify preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative variables when using a prospective study.
  • Describe the performance of each scoring system.

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