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The intra-aortic balloon pump in heart failure management : implications for nursing practice

Lewis, Peter A., Ward, Darian Adriel, & Courtney, Mary D. (2009) The intra-aortic balloon pump in heart failure management : implications for nursing practice. Australian Critical Care, 22(3), pp. 125-131.

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Abstract

Management of acute heart failure is an important consideration in critical care. Mechanical support of the failing heart is crucial for improving health outcomes. The most common Australasian application of intraaortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP) is in the setting of cardiogenic shock. High end users of IABP (>37/annum) demonstrate significantly lower mortality for cardiogenic shock managed with IABP (p <0.001) in contrast to hospitals which employ limited IABP (<4/annum). This underscores the importance of proficiency in managing patient receiving IABP support. Nurses play a crucial role in carding for patients with acute heart failure. This paper summarises care considerations for management of the IABP.

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ID Code: 31523
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Heart Failure, IABP, Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping, Weaning, Assisted Circulation
DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2009.06.005
ISSN: 1036-7314
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Clinical Nursing - Secondary (Acute Care) (111003)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Intensive Care (110310)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE AND HAEMATOLOGY (110200) > Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Elsevier Inc.
Copyright Statement: (a division of Reed International Books Australia Pty Ltd) on behalf of Australian College of Critical Care Nurses Ltd. All rights reserved.
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2010 08:28
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:08

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