Nursing Care following CABG
People usually in ICU for 24-48 hours...can go home in 5-7 days
Assess S/S of angina (indication of grafts closing)
Deep Breathing, ROM, Dressing changes, support hose to decrease swelling at site of vein removal, should be no more than 100cc blood/ hour from chest tube!!!
Watch urine output carefully (renal perfusion) -- we want over 30ml/hr...give lasix if not!!!
Foley cath, hemodynamic monitoring, arterial line
Assess neuro status, strict I/O, give narcotics for pain
Watch for shivering, warming blanket prn
Teach family how loved ones will look/feel after surgery