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Faculty

Kristen Nelson-McMillan, MD

Departments of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine,
and Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, Maryland

Christoph P. Hornik, MD

Department of Pediatrics
Department of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Xia He, MS

Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, North Carolina

Luca A. Vricella, MD

Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, Maryland

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute,
St. Petersburg, Florida

Kevin D. Hill, MD

Duke Clinical Research Institute,
Durham, North Carolina

Sara K. Pasquali, MD, MHS

Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases,
C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Diane E. Alejo, BA

Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, Maryland

Duke E. Cameron, MD

Cardiac Surgeon-in-Charge
Professor of Surgery
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Marshall L. Jacobs, MD

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, Maryland

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- recognize that delayed sternal closure in infants occurs in all STAT categories, but is more common in STAT categories 4 and 5.
- explain that the risk of infection is higher with delayed sternal closure compared with infants who have primary sternal closure at the time of the index operation.
- indicate that the risk of infection with sternum left open increases with the duration the chest is left open.
- describe that the risk of infection is not affected by the location of the sternal closure (operating room vs. other such as ICU).

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Nov-01
Expiration Date:2018-Nov-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$470.00/yr
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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