Monitoring Devices

bjtmeyer's version from 2016-09-22 20:18


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Arterial LineConsists of a catheter that is inserted into an artery and attached to an electronic monitoring system.
Used to measure blood pressure or to obtain blood samples
Central Venous Pressure CatheterUsed for measuring in the right atrium or the superior vena cava by means of an indwelling venous catheter and a pressure manometer.
Used to evaluate the right ventricular function, right atrial filling pressure, and circulating blood volume
Hickman Catheter (Indwelling right atrial catheter)Inserted through the cephalic or internal jugular vein and threaded into the superior vena cava and right atrium. Used for long term administration of substances into the venous system such as chemotherapeutic agents, total parenteral nutrition, and antibiotics
Intracranial Pressure MonitorMeasures the pressure exerted against the skull using pressure sensing devices placed inside the skull
OximeterPhotoelectric device used to determine the oxygen saturation of blood. Applied to finger or ear and used to access activity tolerance
Swan-Ganz Catheter (pulmonary artery catheter)Soft, flexible catheter that is inserted through a vein into the pulmonary artery.
Used to provide continuous measurements of pulmonary artery pressure

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