Caring for the intra-aortic balloon pump patient. Most frequently asked nursing questions.

  • Susan J Quaal
  • Published 1996 in Critical care nursing clinics of North America

Abstract

IAB counterpulsation poses specific nursing issues and challenges. The patient's arterial pressure reference points are expanded to five components as opposed to the usual systole and diastole. It is, therefore, crucial that procedures be developed that address issues such as computation of mean arterial pressure and documentation and titration of drips… (More)

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