Evidence Based Practice
Bone Cement Implantation Syndrome: A Case Study for Comprehension #1012 (0.50 CH)
Bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS) is a potentially fatal complication of orthopedic surgeries that use cement. Clinical presentation is a cascade beginning with hypoxia and hypotension, and if not reversed, ending in right-sided heart failure and cardiac arrest. A case study will be used as the framework for providing a comprehensive explanation of bone cement, the identification and management of BCIS, and the roles of the perioperative team in the event of cardio-pulmonary collapse.