Caring for a patient after coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Margaret Mullen-Fortino RN, MSN
Noreen O'Brien RN, MSN

Nursing2014 Critical Care
January 2009 
Volume 4  Number 1
Pages 22 - 27
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Mullen-Fortino, Margaret RN, MSN; O'Brien, Noreen RN, MSN

Issue: Volume 4(1), January 2009, p 22–27 Publication Type: [Feature] Publisher: © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Margaret Mullen-Fortino and Noreen O'Brien are clinical nurse specialists at Penn at Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Follow this system-by-system approach to keep your patient stable and steering clear of complications. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity. Adapted from: Mullen-Fortino M, O'Brien N. Caring for a patient after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Men Nurs . 2008;3(5):12–18. Figure. No caption available.

Every year, some 427,000 patients in the United States have coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. 1 Whether the surgery is done with the patient on or off the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) machine (see “On ...

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