During Procedure Care: Include medication given & why, & findings or interventions during procedure—such as coronary angiography, hemodynamics measurements (right/left heart pressures, CO, EF), percutaneous cardiac interventions (PCI)-(if stents placed bare metal or drug eluting-& why was that type placed), or IABP placement.
Post procedure Care: Include assessment, medications & nursing teaching for patient. If medications are going to be discontinued, held for a period of time or new medications started-why?
If you are aware of the medical plan following the procedure-provide it here.
Will this patient be admitted or a same day discharge, why?
Prioritize & list potential complications of procedure.
List potential nursing diagnoses &/or collaborative problems.
What are the qualifications for an RN to work in these areas?
As explained to you &/or witnessed by you what is the nurses role in Pre & Post Care Unit & in the Cardiac Cath Lab.
How is safety maintained?
Explain the teamwork & collaborative efforts while the patient is in the Cath Lab.