Leslie Rodman Uher, MS, OTR/L, Nguyenvu Nguyen, DO, Michael Monge, MD; Sternal Precautions After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Survey of Current Practice. Am J Occup Ther 2016;70(4_Supplement_1):7011510235p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO7104.
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Date Presented 4/9/2016
Sternal precautions (SPs) are variable among pediatric heart centers surveyed. Results indicate institutions determine SP protocol based on culture and preferences rather than evidence-based research. Prolonged physical restrictions may negatively affect motor and sensory development.
Primary Author and Speaker: Leslie Rodman Uher
Additional Author and Speaker: Nguyenvu Nguyen
Contributing Author: Michael Monge
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