Prevention of Sternal Wound Infections after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery with Use of Insulin Drug Therapy: A Review of the Literature
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing (DCCN)
Diabetes is a disease that can increase the risks of developing cardiac problems, which can include coronary artery bypass graft surgery. These patients are at an increased risk of developing serious complications after this surgery, including deep sternal wound infections. In addition, nondiabetic patients may also develop this complication. Therefore, it is essential to monitor and maintain glucose levels after open heart surgery. This literature review discusses some of the studies in this area.
Coronary Artery Bypass, Cost of Illness, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Critical Care, Diabetes Complications, Drug Monitoring, Humans, Hyperglycemia, Hypoglycemic Agents, Insulin, Perioperative Care, Risk Factors, Sternum, Surgical Wound Infection, Treatment Outcome
Killian, Maggie; Russell, Anne C.; and Keister, Kathy J, "Prevention of Sternal Wound Infections after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery with Use of Insulin Drug Therapy: A Review of the Literature" (2009). Nursing Faculty Publications. 82.