This policy and procedure book is a valuable resource for new or existing cardiac surgery programs. It provides support for each procedure in the cardiac surgery environment to include standards of practice, risk management, staffing competencies, and quality indicators to optimize care of the cardiovascular surgery patient. The policy manual is based upon AORN standards and meets JCAHO standards for the operating room environment. This conclusive and well organized book contains the broad spectrum of care of the entire cardiac surgical team, roles and responsibilities.
Debi Stephens-Lesser, RN, BSN, CNOR, CNOR-Fresno Heart Hospital