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Clinical Guidelines

We are pleased to provide the following clinical guidelines to our members for your reference.

These resources have been developed by a group of advance practice nurses from around the country with the goal of providing a quick, comprehensive overview of the bedside care for the nurse at the point of care. Each topic in this outline may be opened, printed, and taken to the bedside for quick reference or serve as a guideline for further investigation on the care or problems that are presented the patient. Every effort has been made to provide the most current, up-to-date practice recommendations however institutional differences may occur.

Many Advanced Practice Clinicians collaborated on the documents included in these Guidelines. Click on this link to see the members of the Writing Group

To review the guidelines, please click on the topic of interest.

Adult CHD Care Resources

This category contains a collection of bedside resources for the practitioner who is providing bedside care for adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). These patients may be hospitalized in either an adult or pediatric facility.  The Care Resources include problem interventions and summaries of congenital heart defects with surgical interventions/repairs and potential/actual complications that may be encountered in adults who have grown up with CHD.

Congenital Heart Defect Resources

This category contains a collection of bedside resources for the practitioner who is providing bedside nursing care for children and adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). These patients may be hospitalized in either an adult or pediatric facility. These Care Resources include summaries of congenital heart defects with surgical interventions/repairs and potential/actual complications that may be encountered in infancy, childhood and during adulthood with CHD.

Pediatric Neonatal Guidelines

This webpage contains a collection of bedside resources for the practitioner who is providing bedside nursing care for infants and children with congenital heart disease (CHD).