Cardiac Cath post procedure care
q15 min assess insertion site, bleeding, hematoma, bruising, distal pulses, color, temp. VS q15 for 1 hour, q 30 min for 2 hours, then q1h for 2 hour. Bedrest. Don't bend leg for 6-12 hours post removal of sheath. HOB <30 degrees, log roll. Monitor for S?S of decr CO, heart sounds, lung sounds, perfusion, pulses, urine output, cognition.