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Author Wynne, Rochelle

Title Antecedents to postoperative pulmonary dysfunction in adults after cardiac surgery / by Rochelle Wynne
Published [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2009


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Description xxix, 449 pages ; 30 cm
Summary The previously unexplored trajectory of postoperative pulmonary dysfunction was mapped in adults having cardiac surgery. Factors including hypoxaemia, positive fluid balance, severe pain and impaired functional status were associated with the development of pulmonary dysfunction and pneumonia. These antecedents are amenable to treatment in the form of prompt preventative nursing intervention that has a fundamental influence on patient outcome
Notes Degree conferred 2010
Submitted to the School of Nursing and Midwifery of the Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Deakin University, Victoria, 2009
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-413)
Subject Heart -- Surgery -- Nursing.
Postoperative care.
Genre/Form Academic theses.
Author Deakin University. Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Deakin University. School of Nursing and Midwifery