Central venous pressure monitoring in clinical practice
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Central venous pressure monitoring in clinical practice

Katie Scales Consultant nurse in critical care, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

This article provides an overview of central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring in clinical practice. It explores the underpinning anatomy and physiology, as well as the indications and means of access, for the procedure. The mechanics and practicalities of measuring CVP are discussed and information for troubleshooting is provided.

Correspondence Katie.Scales@imperial.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 24, 29,49-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.03.24.29.49.c7629

Published in print: 24 March 2010

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review