Liver Transplantation, Immediate Postoperative Care

First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Airway, breathing, circulation, cognition and deficit (neurologic)
  • Disposition of patient is determined upon evaluation of patient in recovery room.
  • Factors that influence decision to admit to ICU:
    • Immediate postoperative allograft function
    • Hemodynamic status
    • Presence of active bleeding
    • Postop reversibility of anesthetic effect, arousability and neurologic status
    • Presence of active cardiopulmonary comorbidities

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Last updated: April 28, 2010