Haemodynamic monitoring: arterial catheters.

  title={Haemodynamic monitoring: arterial catheters.},
  author={Sharon Garretson},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={19 31},
  pages={55-64; quiz 66}
  • Sharon Garretson
  • Published 2005 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
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.