Preventing pseudoaneurysms following femoral cannulization.

  title={Preventing pseudoaneurysms following femoral cannulization.},
  author={Kara Haas and Bonnie Quinlan},
  journal={Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN},
  volume={18 2},
Femoral artery pseudoaneurysms following invasive angiographic procedures are an increasingly common phenomenon, especially since the advent of thrombolytic therapy and the use of larger arterial catheters. This article describes the critical care nurse's role in identifying and assessing patients at risk for pseudoaneurysms, managing a patient who develops… CONTINUE READING