Utilizing the PCICS Nursing Guidelines in Managing the CICU Patient

Lindsey Justice, Misty Ellis, Cecilia St George-Hyslop, Amy Donnellan, Amiee Trauth, Brenda Drouillard, Claire Watt, Louise Callow

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The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) Nursing Guidelines were developed to provide an evidence-based resource for bedside cardiac intensive care unit nursing care. Guideline topics include postoperative care, hemodynamic monitoring, arrhythmia management, and nutrition. These evidence-based care guidelines were presented at the 10th International Meeting of PCICS and have been utilized in the preparation of this article. They can be accessed at http://www.pcics.org/resources/pediatric-neonatal/. Utilization of these guidelines in practice is illustrated for single ventricle stage 1 palliation, Fontan operation, truncus arteriosus, and atrioventricular septal defect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-615
Number of pages12
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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  • AV canal
  • AVSD
  • Fontan
  • Norwood
  • atrioventricular septal defect
  • care management
  • common arterial trunk
  • congenital heart disease
  • nursing guidelines
  • pediatric CICU
  • truncus arteriosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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