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.
- Cardiac Case Pre-assessment Guide - First case guide
- Cardiac Pre-Meds - Essential Knowledge
- Bleeding on CICU - It Happens..
- Arrest in Cath Lab - Get ready
- ROTEM - like TEG but different
- TEG - know this for exams too
- Picco - brachial or femoral
- Dexdor - Dexmedetomidine on CICU
- FloTrac - Cardiac Output monitor
- CALS - THE arrest protocol after sternotomy
- IABP- A users guide / knowledge
- Pacing - Temporary Boxes
- TOE - Trans-Oesophagela Echo
- INVOS - Cerebral Oximetry
- OOHCA - Out of Hospital Arrest plans
- Pain - Post Cardiac Surgery pathway
- Ateriosel - Blood less arterial access ?
- New Philips TOE Machines learning videos
- LHCPB and TAA repairs - a simple guide
- DHCA - some help
Below is a nice simple video to help you explain the surgery, and if you click this link then a longer video is available.