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Holding and Mobility of Pediatric Patients With Transthoracic Intracardiac Catheters

Holding and Mobility of Pediatric Patients With Transthoracic Intracardiac Catheters

Pediatric patients with transthoracic intracardiac catheters can be safely held and mobilized out of bed.

A total of 1,358 patients had activity and positioning documented while transthoracic intracardiac catheters were in place.

The Cochran-Armitage test for trend revealed that out-of-bed documentation significantly increased after the new policies and procedures were initiated (P < .001). No major complications were noted resulting from patient mobility with transthoracic intracardiac catheters.

CriticalCare.news
August 4, 2020

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