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Pulmonary Artery Catheter Used to determine the hemodynamic status of critically ill patients.
Cardiac Output (C.O.) the amount of blood ejected by the left ventricle in one minuted. Normal is 4-8 liters per minuted.
Cardiac Index (C.I.) The amout of blood ejected by the left ventricle in one minuted divived by the patients body surface area. Normal is 2.8-4.2 liters/min/m2
Stroke Volume The amount of blood ejected by the left ventricle with each contraction. Noramls is 0-100 ml per contraction.
Preload The amount of blood in the left ventricle at the end of diastole and is measured by teh PAWP.
Afterload The amount of pressure or force the left ventricle must genterate to eject the blood into the systemic circulation.
Pulmonary Artery/Distal Lumen Port Yellow - measures PAS, PAD, and PCWP. Never infuse fluids.
Balloon inflation lumen Red - measures PCWP. Never infuse flids.
RA injecate lumen Blue - measures CVP. Used for fluid infusion or blood sampeling.
Sideort Lumen Clear- second infusion lumen or for blood sampeling.
Created by: carpenterdm