Rapid Communication - Journal of Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (2022) Volume 5, Issue 6
Successful outcomes after cardiac surgery will only by postoperative critical care.
Critical care for cardiac surgery patients is a challenging and ever-changing task. Key components include adequate fluid resuscitation, sufficient inotropic support, rewarming attention, and ventilator management. A quiet health-care crisis is brewing across the United States that has garnered insufficient attention. Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly, whose population is predicted to quadruple to 71 million Americans over the next decade, accounting for more than one-third of all fatalities in the United States. Cardiac surgery, which is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States, is a critical therapeutic option for many of these cardiovascular illnesses. Critical care medicine physicians come from a variety of training backgrounds, each with a distinct set of abilities and experience working with this patient group. However, in order to be successful in this developing role, cardiac intensivists must have a thorough awareness of the physiologic repercussions of cardiac surgery, as well as knowledge of surgical anatomy and the execution of these real surgical operations within the operating room.Author(s): Stefano Hasiben