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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166256
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Radial arterial line patency
Author(s):
Kaye, Judy
Author Details:
Judy Kaye, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina College of Nursing, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, email: judy.kaye@sc.edu
Abstract:
Radial arterial lines are routinely used in the critically ill patient to monitor blood pressure and to draw blood for laboratory studies. Maintaining patency is of the utmost importance as many vasoactive drugs to regulate blood pressure and heart rate are regulated according to arterial line readings. A sample of 169 patients requiring radial arterial monitoring was studied. Results indicate that placement of the arterial line catheter close to the bend of the wrist increases likelihood of remaining patent. Also the arterial lines in this study were effectively maintained using saline only with flushing techniques performed on a PRN (as needed) schedule. This eliminates the need for heparin, a commonly used flush solution, which has the side effect of thrombocytopenia, platelet destruction, and possible death. Females were also found to be 3.61 times more at risk for non-patent lines than males. Two methods for drawing blood samples were tested with no negative effects on patency. Taking blood samples from an arterial line prevents repeated needle sticks for the patient. These findings contribute to knowledge of techniques helpful to nurses and physicians for maintaining radial arterial line patency that increases positive patient outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
Feb 29 - Mar 2, 1996
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRadial arterial line patencyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKaye, Judyen_US
dc.author.detailsJudy Kaye, MSN/MN/MNSc/MNE, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina College of Nursing, Columbia, South Carolina, USA, email: judy.kaye@sc.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166256-
dc.description.abstractRadial arterial lines are routinely used in the critically ill patient to monitor blood pressure and to draw blood for laboratory studies. Maintaining patency is of the utmost importance as many vasoactive drugs to regulate blood pressure and heart rate are regulated according to arterial line readings. A sample of 169 patients requiring radial arterial monitoring was studied. Results indicate that placement of the arterial line catheter close to the bend of the wrist increases likelihood of remaining patent. Also the arterial lines in this study were effectively maintained using saline only with flushing techniques performed on a PRN (as needed) schedule. This eliminates the need for heparin, a commonly used flush solution, which has the side effect of thrombocytopenia, platelet destruction, and possible death. Females were also found to be 3.61 times more at risk for non-patent lines than males. Two methods for drawing blood samples were tested with no negative effects on patency. Taking blood samples from an arterial line prevents repeated needle sticks for the patient. These findings contribute to knowledge of techniques helpful to nurses and physicians for maintaining radial arterial line patency that increases positive patient outcomes.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:43:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:43:26Z-
dc.conference.dateFeb 29 - Mar 2, 1996en_US
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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