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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). 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 by the child with CHD. Every effort has been made to provide the most current, up-to-date practice recommendations however institutional differences may occur.

Dorothy M Beke, MS, RN, CPNP-PC/AC
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Mechanical Circulatory Support Resource, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Boston Children’s Hospital Boston
Boston, Massachusetts

Mary Rummell, MN, RN, CNS, CPNP, FAHA
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiac Services
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon

Sandy Staveski, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC/PC, CNS, CCRN
Nurse Scientist, Research in Patient Services, Heart Institute
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Click on the following title to open the document. Documents may be printed for your personal use.

Anticoagulation - pdf (815.0 KiB)

Arrhythmia Management - pdf (124.7 KiB)

Care of the Preterm Neonate - pdf (504.5 KiB)

Developmental Guidelines - pdf (597.5 KiB)

Hemodynamic Monitoring - pdf (305.9 KiB)

Infection Prevention - pdf (254.0 KiB)

Interstage Monitoring - pdf (783.2 KiB)

Nutrition - pdf (774.0 KiB)

Open Sternotomy -Delayed Sternal Closure - pdf (143.3 KiB)

Permanent Pacemakers - Final 2016 - pdf (612.8 KiB)

Pleural Effusions - pdf (438.6 KiB)

Postoperative Care - pdf (698.6 KiB)

Pulmonary Hypertension - 2016 - pdf (707.8 KiB)

Sternal Wound Management (Closed) - pdf (152.5 KiB)

Temporary Pacemaker - Final 2016 - pdf (604.9 KiB)

Venous-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VA ECMO) - pdf (272.4 KiB)