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Managing common neurological complications following cardiac surgery

Bowden, T. ORCID: 0000-0003-2614-3707, Magboo, R. & Navales, V. (2023). Managing common neurological complications following cardiac surgery. Nursing Standard, 38(12), pp. 43-50. doi: 10.7748/ns.2023.e12034


Neurological complications, including postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), occur frequently after cardiac surgery. The aim of this article is to enable nurses to consider their role in managing patients who have, or are at risk of developing, neurological complications after cardiac surgery. This article provides an overview of the most common postoperative neurological complications: delirium and POCD.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Nursing
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