Authors

Brian Doucette

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Document Type

Major Paper

School

School of Nursing

Department

Nursing

Abstract

A thorough literature review was conducted covering the topics Intravenous anesthetics, pathophysiology of structural heart disease, and decision-making in anesthesia. A systematic review of randomized controlled trials was performed guided by the PRISMA protocol. Through the lens of Information Processing Theory, the results of the systematic review were used to guide the creation of a decision tree for the selection of the appropriate intravenous anesthetic for cardiac surgery.

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