Poster Session  |   August 2016
Sternal Precautions After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Survey of Current Practice
Author Affiliations
  • Lurie Children's Hospital
Article Information
Musculoskeletal Impairments / Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   August 2016
Sternal Precautions After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Survey of Current Practice
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011510235p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO7104
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011510235p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-PO7104
Abstract

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