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Post-procedure 

Post-procedure
Chapter:
Post-procedure
Author(s):

Andrew R.J. Mitchell

, Nick E.J. West

, Paul Leeson

, and Adrian P. Banning

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199295791.003.0010
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date: 18 October 2019

Nursing care 272

The patient 272

Results 274

Communication 274

Discharge plans 276

Discharge summary 276

Most catheterization units will have a dedicated ward or day case unit for patients to be admitted to, and recover in after the procedure. These are usually staffed by specialist nurses who are trained to care for patients at the time of a cardiac catheterization study. They will have some responsibility for checking the patient in, recording medication, checking observations, and discussing the procedure. Importantly they are immediately available when the patient returns after the procedure to observe for complications and can help with arterial and venous line removal if required (...

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