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Why do post MI patient need to rest ?

patient is in CCU and has to have rest time after lunch every day. Is this guided by NICE or NFS's? if so which ones?
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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I work in CCU as a nurse, and yes we do give a rest period for patients after lunch. The purpose of this to allow the patients time to rest without being disturbed, and also gives the patient some quiet time to think about the information they have been told... some which can be quite hard to take. Also many patients are returning from procedures around this time, and the quiet time is nice for them while they recover. The time should be strictly adhered to, and the low stimulus environment allows patients to rest, as having a cardiac event is traumatising, and tiring... Does that help?
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