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Bedside Prediction Rule for Infection Following Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Purpose:

To identify a pediatric patient undergoing cardiac surgery who is at risk for a postoperative infection using the bedside prediction rule of Algra et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, complications, selection, surgery

ICD-10:

T81.4

Description:

Algra et al developed a bedside prediction rule for evaluation a pediatric patient following cardiac surgery. This can help to identify a patient who is at increased risk for a nosocomial infection. The authors are from the University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands.

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