Intensive care monitoring after total joint replacement.

  title={Intensive care monitoring after total joint replacement.},
  author={Atul F Kamath and Caitlin L McAuliffe and Jacob Thomas Gutsche and L M Kosseim and Eric L. Hume and Keith Baldwin and Zev Noah Kornfield and Craig L. Israelite},
  journal={The bone & joint journal},
  volume={95-B 11 Suppl A},
Patient safety is a critical issue in elective total joint replacement surgery. Identifying risk factors that might predict complications and intensive care unit (ICU) admission proves instrumental in reducing morbidity and mortality. The institution's experience with risk stratification and pre-operative ICU triage has resulted in a reduction in unplanned ICU admissions and post-operative complications after total hip replacement. The application of the prediction tools to total knee… CONTINUE READING
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