Transferring the Patient form ICU to Ward
The patient is made to ambulate in ICU before shifting to ward . vitals are stabilized. The ward nurse is explained the patient's operation done, recovery made and further instructions to be followed in the ward before the patient is transferred. The ward unit is prepared and the patient is received. The patient remains in the ward for 6-10 days. The patient is encouraged to
By the 6th or 7th day the stitches are taken out, the IV cannula for medication is removed, the pacing wire is removed . Keep the patent in supine position for two hours after the removal of epicardial pacing wire, observe his pulse for bleeding from the site, after two hours a 12 lead ECG and chest x-ray is done to see there is no bleeding and no dysrhythmia. Special care is needed.