The Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society is a society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. The CCAS concept originated with cardiac anesthesia directors and other key leaders at major congenital heart disease programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, and a great increase in the numbers of patients, including adults with congenital heart disease.

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Blood gases are drawn from the umbilical vein and artery in a full term newborn. Which of the following is the blood gas drawn from the umbilical artery?

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You are called to assist with a delayed sternal closure
in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The patient underwent a Norwood procedure 24 hours ago and is considered to be ready for chest closure. The patient is receiving cefazolin around the clock for antibiotic coverage. The last dose of antibiotic was given 1 ½ hours ago. Would you, prior to surgical incision: