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  • Creator:   Nursing Critical Care
  • Updated:   9/20/2019
  • Contains:  9 items
NCC collection on surgery.

Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy

Murphy, Nancy

Nursing Critical Care. 14(4):6-13, July 2019.

Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy is a complicated surgical intervention and the preferred treatment option for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. This article covers the procedure, potential complications, nursing care, and patient education.

Emergency coronary artery bypass grafting: An overview

MacLeod, Carrie E.

Nursing Critical Care. 14(3):8-13, May 2019.

Framed around a patient case study, this article reviews the preoperative, operative, and postoperative aspects of nursing care surrounding emergency coronary artery bypass grafting. Patient education, postoperative complications, and interventions are discussed.

Gender confirmation surgery: Critical considerations

Kroning, Maureen; Listopad, Katerina

Nursing Critical Care. 13(2):32-37, March 2018.

The number of transgender patients electing to undergo gender confirmation surgery (GCS) is growing. Still, many healthcare providers are unfamiliar with these procedures and their potential complications. This article explores GCS and postsurgical complications, and provides up-to-date terminology and educational resources.

Basics of general anesthesia for the critical care nurse

Greenberg, Kendra; Morrison, Suzanne

Nursing Critical Care. 12(4):36-42, July 2017.

Critical care nurses play an integral role in the care of surgical patients. A more thorough understanding of what general anesthesia entails may enable the critical care nurse to tailor care to patients following surgery. This article describes the stages of general anesthesia, along with related medications, potential adverse reactions, and what nurses need to know to provide optimal care.

Calming pediatric surgery patients and parents

Dziuba-Pallotta, Jennifer

Nursing Critical Care. 10(5):48, September 2015.

Reducing preoperative anxiety is one of the most important considerations in pediatric surgery. A composed parent can help a child stay calm in an otherwise emotionally tense environment.

Shedding health risks with bariatric weight loss surgery

Camden, Susan Gallagher

Nursing Critical Care. 4(5):42-50, September 2009.

More and more obese patients are turning to this type of surgery, which can decrease or eliminate dangerous comorbidities of obesity such as diabetes. Learn how to prepare your patient for surgery and for a successful recovery.

Preparing the open-heart surgery patient for a realistic recovery

Chunta, Kristy

Nursing Critical Care. 4(3):50-53, May 2009.

Research has suggested that the experience and recovery process after open-heart surgery may be more complex than anticipated and presents psychosocial and physical challenges that continue well after discharge.