The Cardiac ST3/4 block

Cardiac Recovery Unit (CRU or CICU or A6a ward)

During the hours of the working day there is a designated CICU anaesthetic consultant.

Out of hours it is covered by the general consultant and all referrals or concerns must be discussed with the general consultant on-call.

On the weekend the consultant on-call does a ward round and flags up any potential problems or patients that may require review later in the day.

THE FIRST CASE ON EVERY CARDIAC LIST MUST BE SEEN THE NIGHT BEFORE. IF YOU ARE OFF (ON THE ROTA), THE SHO ON-CALL WILL SEE THE PATIENT. 

These following pages have videos and information and links on them - let us know if they are faulty as the www does evolve.


Below is a nice simple video to help you explain the surgery, and if you click this link then a longer video is available.