Role of central venous pressure monitoring in critical care settings
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Role of central venous pressure monitoring in critical care settings

Barry Thomas Hill Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health and Life Science, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring is used to assess the fluid status of patients in critical care settings. This article explains CVP monitoring, discussing the rationale for its use, the ways CVP can be measured, and the physiological factors that can affect the reliability and validity of CVP measurement. It also discusses the complications associated with CVP monitoring and the nursing responsibilities in relation to this activity.

Nursing Standard. 32, 23, 41-48. doi: 10.7748/ns.2018.e10663

Correspondence

barry.hill@northumbria.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 15 August 2016

Accepted: 13 July 2017

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