The occurrence of a 30-day postoperative complication is more [problematic] than preoperative patient risk and intraoperative factors in determining survival after major surgery.
hTEE for Surgical and Trauma Care
– Khuri et al.
Ann Surg 2005;242: 326-343
Khuri’s discovery is worth repeating again and again.
He’s saying the postoperative care you provide in the ICU is more important than all the preoperative and intraoperative factors in determining survival after major surgery.
Which is why you need every advantage available to restabilize your patient quickly.
Provided it’s cost effective, of course.
Reduced Mortality and Lower Complication Costs
Fewer complications is one of the “big three” for ICUs like yours, the three being time, complications, and resources.
When you use the ImaCor hTEE 3-Step Method, you will see, in real time, the effect your interventions are having on the patient’s heart. You’ll avoid the fluid challenge because you’ll know how responsive the heart is to volume.
And by avoiding the incredibly high average patient cost per complication, your value analysis committee will be on board. Not only will you help improve care and save lives, but also you’ll save money and help reduce lengths of stay and preventable readmissions.
As soon as we inserted the hTEE probe we knew we were dealing with a clot compression instead of looking into other causes of hypoxemia. We were able to make a quick decision to evacuate the clot.