Is there a consensus on whether to do chest compressions during a code on a fresh open heart patient??? Or one who has had a sternectomy and "flap grafts"? We have been arguing over this for a while now. The doc's are also not consistent in their answers.
May 9, '04
I work at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland OH. We routinely do anywhere from 20-25 OHS patients per day, with 5 CTICUs. Here is a link about the program:
When I said biggest, I was talking about surgical population, but after I did a little more research, it may be that their combined cardiac program (medical AND surgical combined) is the biggest. I just remember being told that our program was the biggest by the Dept Chairman. Hope that link helps!
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