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Faculty

Matthew E. Cove, MBChB

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit,
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
National University Hospital, Singapore;
Division of Respiratory Medicine and Critical Care,
Department of Medicine,
National University Hospital, Singapore

Chen Ying, BS

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health,
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Juvel M. Taculod, RRT-NPS

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit,
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
National University Hospital, Singapore

Siow Eng Oon, RN

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit,
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
National University Hospital, Singapore

Pauline Oh, RN

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit,
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
National University Hospital, Singapore

Ramanathan Kollengode, MBBS

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit,
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
National University Hospital, Singapore

Graeme MacLaren, MBBS

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit,
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,
National University Hospital, Singapore

Chuen Seng Tan, PhD

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health,
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- define the components of the ‘fast track’ protocol in cardiac surgery.
- recognize the importance and benefits of early extubation after elective cardiac surgery.
- modify clinical management of selected patients to achieve and shorter time to extubation and shorten the length of stay.
- design and implement a multi-disciplinary team approach to an early extubation protocol in the cardiac intensive care unit.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Jul-01
Expiration Date:2018-Jul-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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