Topic: Is mandatory ICU stay needed after liver transplantation? Feasibility

Is mandatory ICU stay needed after liver transplantation? Feasibility of fast tracking to the surgical ward after liver transplantation.

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Re: Is mandatory ICU stay needed after liver transplantation? Feasibility

I'm a former liver tranplant ICU nurse and I really think these patients have to go to the ICU post op.  Even if they can get them extubated in PACU, they require close hemodynamic monitoring and you have to keep an eye on their labs.  I don't think the floor is adequately staffed to do this.
Not like my opinion matters much, but I thought I'd share it anyway!

Take care!
Susie

Re: Is mandatory ICU stay needed after liver transplantation? Feasibility

Dear Susie,

Don't sell yourself short. Your opinion is very valuable since you saw first hand what goes on. That is what is so great about this site. Such a diverse mix of people, each with their own unique knowledge. I hope you are feeling better, Susie. I love hearing from you.

Love,-Pam

My beautiful daughter, Lauren Patrice, will live on in my heart forever.

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Re: Is mandatory ICU stay needed after liver transplantation? Feasibility

Sue....I agree with Pam.  Your opinion does matter.  I am glad that you put it out in this board. 
All my best wishes,
Marion

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