Cardiac surgical Guidelines


Receiving a Patient

At handover the following will be present:

  • ICU Team  (Registrar +/- Specialist Medical Staff)

  • Cardiothoracic Surgical Team (Registrar +/- Specialist Medical Staff)

  • Anaesthetic team (Registrar +/- Specialist Medical Staff +/- Perfusionist)


      • Take handover from anaesthetist and from surgeon (notes)

      • Check ventilator settings from anaesthetist

      • Check inotrope and vasoactive drug infusion dilutions from anaesthetist

      • Paracetamol?

      • Reversal?

      • Protamine dose?

      • ACT

      • Pacing

      • Chart routine medications, fluids and infusions (see below)

      • Complete admission documentation

Page last reviewed: 13 May 2014