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What are nursing implications following a cardiac catheterization?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not much

Assuming you had no radioactive infusions, you should be able to nurse as soon as you can hold the baby.
Sometimes your post catheterization instructions give you activity restrictions. As long as you observe these and fell well enough to hold the baby, you should be able to nurse.

In brief: Not much

Assuming you had no radioactive infusions, you should be able to nurse as soon as you can hold the baby.
Sometimes your post catheterization instructions give you activity restrictions. As long as you observe these and fell well enough to hold the baby, you should be able to nurse.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Monitor patient

The nurse would monitor the patient to identify complications such as bleeding, stroke, low or high blood pressure, and irregularities of the pulse.
That would involve monitoring the vital signs such as pulse, respiration, blood pressure and temperature. Perhaps getting follow up blood tests. Administering medications for things such as pain. The nurse would notify the doctor of any problems.

In brief: Monitor patient

The nurse would monitor the patient to identify complications such as bleeding, stroke, low or high blood pressure, and irregularities of the pulse.
That would involve monitoring the vital signs such as pulse, respiration, blood pressure and temperature. Perhaps getting follow up blood tests. Administering medications for things such as pain. The nurse would notify the doctor of any problems.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
My answer assumed the question was how does a nurse follow up a post cardiac cath patient,. Dr. Ferguson's answer referred to the patient having a baby and nursing the baby. I think that was actually the question and for that question i agree with his answer. Lou Grenzer
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Read your text

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In brief: Read your text

This site should not be an alternative to reading & reporting on your course materials for your assignments.
Your instructors will expect to see the jargon used in the materials in your reports. While it may back up your reading they will consider it a distraction & your grades will likely suffer.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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