CVICU RN here and was just wanting to get a feel of how other CVICUs staff. Currently where I work our post-op hearts are 1:1 for 6 hours (which we changed about a year ago from 4 hours). In order to keep the patient 1:1 they have to be pretty unstable (ie/ lots of pressors, oxygenation/ventilation issues etc).
Also, how do your units staff for patients with IABP? Ours aren't always 1:1 but I've heard of many hospitals that keep IABP pts 1:1.
Info would be greatly appreciated!