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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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