This manual is a practical guide to the care of children after cardiac surgery.
Beginning with discussion on preparing for and receiving a paediatric patient from the operating theatre, the next chapter describes monitoring techniques. Each of the following sections discusses the management of different conditions that may arise after surgery, including mediastinal bleeding, arrhythmias, capillary leak syndrome, pulmonary, gastrointestinal and renal issues, and infection. Appendices include drugs administration and dosage, and guidelines for endotracheal suction. Key pointsConcise guide to the care of children after cardiac surgeryCovers management of numerous conditions that may arise post-surgerySeparate chapter dedicated to monitoring techniquesAppendices include discussion on drug administration and endotracheal suction