Randomised controlled trial assessing the impact of a nurse delivered, flow monitored protocol for optimisation of circulatory status after cardiac surgery.

@article{McKendry2004RandomisedCT,
  title={Randomised controlled trial assessing the impact of a nurse delivered, flow monitored protocol for optimisation of circulatory status after cardiac surgery.},
  author={Moira McKendry and Helen McGloin and Debbie Saberi and Libby Caudwell and Anthony R. Brady and Mervyn Singer},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2004},
  volume={329 7460},
  pages={258}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether a nurse led, flow monitored protocol for optimising circulatory status in patients after cardiac surgery reduces complications and shortens stay in intensive care and hospital. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial. SETTING Intensive care unit and cardiothoracic unit of a university teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS 174 patients who underwent cardiac surgery between April 2000 and January 2003. INTERVENTIONS Patients were allocated to conventional haemodynamic… CONTINUE READING
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