I am a newbie in the CT-ICU and part of my orientation is admitting all the fresh hearts. Yesterday, the case scheduled was CABG x3; but ended up needing an AVR and IABP in OR. and when receiving report they stated he was going to have an open chest. They ended up keeping him in OR til the next shift, so I never got to admit my open chest pt
I wanted to know your thoughts on these pts, differences in admit and care, tips in managing these pts so I get an idea of what to expect for next time. Thanks!