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Barnby Ped Cardiac


Elizabeth Barnby

on 18 December 2012

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Transcript of Barnby Ped Cardiac

Chapter 15
The Child with Altered Cardiovascular status
Presented by Beth Barnby CRNP http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/heart-encyclopedia/anomalies/graphicsummaries/coarswf.htm Feeding is work for the child with heart failure
Small frequent high calorie feedings as tolerated
Tube feed when necessary
Beware of overfeeding-full stomach can cause distress! Digoxin is a frequently used positive inotrope, review this drug and administration of it before all exams!!!! Primary Hypertension
(Has identifiable factors, but unknown causes)
Lack of exercise Secondary Hypertension
(has a cause)
The treatment is to treat the cause! If a child with cardiac arrhythmias is discharged it is essential that you teach the family CPR prior to discharge!!!
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