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final-review 31

E & D 6 lines, tubes and equipment

arterial line is a monitoring device consisting of a catheter that is inserted into an artery and attached to an electronic monitoring system.
arterial line is used to measure blood pressure or to obtain blood samples.
arterial line is considered to be more accurate than traditional measures of blood pressure and does not require repeated needle punctures.
external catheter is applied over the shaft of the penis and is held in place by a padded strap or adhesive tape.
Foley catheter is an indwelling urinary tract catheter that has a balloon attachment at one end.
Foley catheter The balloon which is filled with air or sterile water must be deflated before the catheter can be removed.
intravenous system consists of a sterile fluid source, a pump, a clamp, and a catheter to insert into a vein.
intravenous system can be used to infuse fluids, electrolytes, nutrients, and medication.
Intravenous lines are most commonly inserted into superficial veins such as the basilic, cephalic or antecubital.
nasal cannula consists of tubing extending approximately one centimeter into each of the patientʼs nostrils.
nasal cannula The tubing is connected to a common tube that is attached to an oxygen source. This method of oxygen therapy is capable of delivering up to six liters of oxygen per minute.
nasogastric tube is a plastic tube inserted through a nostril that extends into the stomach.
nasogastric tube is commonly used for liquid feeding, medication administration or to remove gas from the stomach.
oximeter is a photoelectric device used to determine the oxygen saturation of blood.
oximeter is most commonly applied to the finger or the ear.
Oximetry is often used by therapists to assess activity tolerance.
suprapubic catheter is an indwelling urinary catheter that is surgically inserted directly into the patientʼs bladder.
Insertion of a suprapubic catheter is performed under general anesthesia.
Swan-Ganz catheter is a soft, flexible catheter that is inserted through a vein into the pulmonary artery.
Swan-Ganz is used to provide continuous measurements of pulmonary artery pressure.
Patients utilizing a Swan-Ganz catheter can exercise with the device in place, however, the patient should avoid activities that increase pressure on the catheterʼs insertion site.
Created by: micah10



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