PCI (Stent) Surgery: Pre-Operative Information - Southlake Regional Health Centre

Serena Liang, MN, NP - Adult, Nurse, goes over important preoperative details for patients who are having PCI surgery. Southlake Regional Health Centre

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Serena Liang, MN, NP - Adult, Nurse, goes over important preoperative details for patients who are having PCI surgery. Southlake Regional Health Centre
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Featuring Serena Liang, MN, NP - Adult, Nurse

Duration: 1 minutes, 40 seconds

Upon your arrival to the cardiac short stay, you will be asked to change into a hospital gown, and then we will do a set of your vital signs, we will check your pulse, and we’ll sit down to assess your previous medical history, your medication list, your allergies and your recent bloodwork results.

And then we will assess the puncture site, such as it might be in your femoral, it might be in your wrist, and then we’ll shave you to prepare for the puncture site. After your PCI procedure you’re going to come back from the cath lab to our cardiac short stay.

Upon coming back to cardiac short stay, the nurse will connect you back to the monitor and take another set of vital signs and check your puncture site and see if there’s any bleeding or hematoma. We will also do an ECG and monitor your heart rate if it’s indicated. Your interventional cardiologist or your nurse will discuss with you about the PCI procedure.

Before you’re ready to be discharged home, your nurse will discuss with you the home discharge instructions such as how to care for your puncture site, your medication list, driving restrictions and activities. While most of the patients will be sent home in the same day, but you should be prepared to stay overnight.

If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask your nurse or your cardiologist.

Presenter: Serena Liang, Nurse, Newmarket, ON

Local Practitioners: Nurse

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