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
Received: 15 August 2016
Accepted: 13 July 2017
Published in print: 31 January 2018Peer review
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