Haemodynamic monitoring: arterial catheters
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Haemodynamic monitoring: arterial catheters

Sharon Garretson Nurse manager, ICU and Step-Down Unit, Richmond Heights Hospital, Ohio, United States

The arterial catheter is one of the most common monitoring tools available in the intensive care unit. However, as an invasive device it has the potential to cause complications, especially when managed by inexperienced staff. When successfully managed, it can facilitate the high-level care needed by the critically ill patient.

Nursing Standard. 19, 31, 55-64. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.04.19.31.55.c3843

Correspondence

sharon.garretson@uhhs.com

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review