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1

Central Venous Pressure Catheter is inserted into the

Subclavian or Jugular Vein in neck

2

Initially, the pulmonary artery catheter is inserted into the

Subclavian or Jugular Vein in neck, like a CVP catheter

3

The Central Venous Pressure Catheter measures/reflects...

1) Circulating Blood Volume
2) Venous Return
3) Vascular Tone
4) Right Sided Heart Function

4

Who is the Pulmonary Artery Catheter used for?

For the sickest patients
i.e. CV instability, cardiogenic shock, septic shock

5

Why is arterial blood pressure line useful in terms of blood pressure?

It will provide continuous second by second measurements of blood pressure

6

The Central Venous Pressure Catheter can be advanced into the

Superior Vena Cava or the Right Atrium

7

Reduction in peripheral temperature (in absence of other causes) may indicate ______ reduction

Cardiac Output Reduction

8

A good or adequate urinary output with other stable ons indicates good _____ function

good CARDIAC function

9

Low urinary output may indicate:

- Renal failure
- Low cardiac output
- Blocked catheter
- Patient requiring diuretics

10

Mean Arterial Pressure gives

organ/tissue perfusion

If it becomes too low organs can become ischaemic