Nurses' guide to early detection of umbilical arterial catheter complications in infants.

@article{Furdon2006NursesGT,
  title={Nurses' guide to early detection of umbilical arterial catheter complications in infants.},
  author={Susan Arana Furdon and Michael Horgan and Wanda Todd Bradshaw and David A. Clark},
  journal={Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={242-56; quiz 257-60}
}
Umbilical arterial catheters (UAC) are routinely used in the care of critically ill newborns. Complications related to UACs include vascular compromise, hemorrhage, complications related to malposition, severance of the catheter itself, and infection. This article is Part II in a series dedicated to assessing infants with an umbilical catheter. Part I focused on infants with umbilical venous catheters; this article will focus on the physical assessment relevant to infants with an UAC… CONTINUE READING

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