Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
remaining cards
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Patient Evaluation

Hemodynamics/Catheter Position

Hemodynamics Catheter Position Right Atria Value 2-6 mmHg
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Right Ventricle 25/0 mmHg
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Pulmonary Artery 25/8 mmHg
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Pulmonary Capillary Wedge 4-12 mmHg
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Catheter Position - the pressure and waveform pattern will reveal the position of the tip of the Swanz- Ganz Catheter
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Balloon Inflation - when the balloon is inflated, the catheter will wedge and the back pressure from the pulmonary capillary will be measured.
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Monitoring PAP - you are unable to get a distinct high and low value(systolic and diastolic pressure) check to see if the balloon is inflated.
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Dicrotic Notch - the double spiked (dicrotic notch) is normal for pulmonary artery pressure(PAP) waveform. - occurs when the pulmonic valve closes.
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Pressure Dampening - is when the monitor does not show the normal dicrotic notch and the catheter is some how obstructed.
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Blood Clots - a blood clot, bubble in the catheter or transducer dome or kinking of he tube may cause an obstruction.
Hemodynamics Catheter Position Troubleshoot - movement of the tube DOES NOT cause damping - IF a Blood Clot Occurs * Aspirate * Flush the Catheter * Rotate the Catheter
Created by: sukar