Date Presented 4/9/2016

Sternal precautions (SPs) are variable among pediatric heart centers surveyed. Results indicate institutions determine SP protocol based on culture and preferences rather than evidence-based research. Prolonged physical restrictions may negatively affect motor and sensory development.

Primary Author and Speaker: Leslie Rodman Uher

Additional Author and Speaker: Nguyenvu Nguyen

Contributing Author: Michael Monge

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