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