Critical Nursing Care for Children After Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt Surgery

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Narisa Ajonsre
Teerapong Tocharoenchok


         Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt placement (MBTS) is one of the palliative surgeries to enhance pulmonary blood flow in patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease. To prevent and timely treat the specific complications of this operation, skill and knowledge of nurses and caregivers are essential. These complications include acute shunt thrombosis, inadequate pulmonary blood flow, and pulmonary overflow. Nurses can assist and collaborate with attending physicians for the care of the patients, for improvement of survival and quality of life for the patients and their families.

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Ajonsre, N., & Tocharoenchok, T. (2020). Critical Nursing Care for Children After Modified Blalock-Taussig Shunt Surgery. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 38(2), 19–31. Retrieved from
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