The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



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Chapter 3

The Diagnosis Of Pediatric Heart Defects And Their Surgical Treatment

Special issues in pediatric medicine
General issues

An issue specific to cardiac cases

Pediatric subspecialties

Pediatric cardiology
Pediatric cardiac surgery

How a pediatric cardiac surgery case proceeded

Events leading up to the day of surgery
Variety Children's Heart Centre clinics
Surgical consultation
Cardiovascular thoracic conferences
Scheduling of the operation
Admission to hospital
Pre-operative conference
Pre-operative anaesthetic evaluation
Contact with the child and the family
Preparation of the patient
The day of surgery
Preparation of the operating theatre
Operating theatre personnel
The team
The three phases of the operation
Post-surgical care
The NICU and the PICU
Preparing for intensive care
Transfer to the Intensive Care Units
Responsibility for care



Current Home - Table of Contents - Chapter 3
Section 1 Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Issues
  Chapter 2 - Pediatric Cardiac Issues
  Chapter 3 - The Diagnosis of Pediatric Heart Defects and their Surgical Treatment
  Chapter 4 - The Health Sciences Centre
Section 2 Chapter 5 - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Winnipeg 1950-1993
  Chapter 6 - The Restart of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in 1994
January 1, 1994 to May 17, 1994
  Chapter 7 - The Slowdown
May 17 to September 1994
  Chapter 8 - Events Leading to the Suspension of the Program
September 7, 1994 to December 23, 1994
  Chapter 9 - 1995 - The Aftermath of the Shutdown
January to March, 1995
Section 3 Chapter 10 - Findings and Recommendations
Appendix 1 - Glossary of terms used in this report
Appendix 2 - Parties to the Proceedings and counsel
Appendix 3 - List of witnesses and dates of testimony
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