Pro/Con Debate: Does Postoperative Critical Care Improve Outcomes for Patients Following Major Surgery?
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Quality and Patient Safety, Procedures, 2020
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The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 2020 Critical Care Congress held February 16-19, 2020, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the effect of critical care admission on patient outcomes in the perioperative period
  • Analyze the different organizational structures to support optimal care
  • Evaluate the financial benefit of routine critical care admissions following major surgical procedures
  • Examine the possibilities of value-driven protocolized care in the perioperative setting in and outside of the critical care unit

Pro: Routine Admission to Critical Care Following Major Surgery Improves Patient Outcomes

Sean A. Nix

Con: Routine Admission to Critical Care Following Major Surgery Does Not Improve Patient Outcomes

Hannah Wunsch

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Content Type Presentation
Knowledge Area Quality and Patient Safety
Knowledge Area Procedures
Knowledge Level Intermediate
Knowledge Level Advanced
Membership Level Select
Membership Level Professional
Membership Level Associate
Tag Surgery
Tag Mortality
Year 2020
postoperative critical care
routine ICU admission
high-risk patients
intensive care
mortality rate
postoperative monitoring
care pathways
nursing support
alternative care


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