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Pulmonary Artery Catheterization RSPT 2355
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Why use the Pulmonary Artery Catheter? Gives Diagnostic information on critically ill patients… Helps diagnose the cause of hypotension Helps in fluid status maintenance Give critical cardiac function data
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Equipment Swan-Ganz pulmonary artery catheter 2 Transducer set-ups: CVP PA Cardiac monitor Multiple waveforms Cardiac output capabilities
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Also known as a “Right Heart Catheter”. The position from distal end to proximal end is: Pulmonary Artery, Right ventricle, right atrium, vena cava, subclavian vein. Subclavian Tip in Pulmonary Artery
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Parts: 1. Balloon 2. Openings: a. Distal (tip) b. Proximal c. Injectate 3. Thermister probe 4. Ports a. Balloon b. Distal Port c. Proximal port d. Injectate 5. Electronics connection 6. Oximeter
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Pulmonary Artery (PA) Pressure Central Venous Pressure (CVP) Pressure Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure (PCWP or “Wedge”)
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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