New Portable Ultrasound Term Paper

Length: 2 pages Sources: 2 Subject: Health - Nursing Type: Term Paper Paper: #79800291 Related Topics: Dialysis
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Catheter insertions take place in medical facilities across the United States every day on a consistent and ongoing manner. As one recent study determined central venous catheter (CVC) insertion is required for many patients who are critically ill (Timsit, 2003) and that the insertion site for each patient should be based upon the most effective, efficient and ease of placement due to the many risks associated with the CVC procedure. Care must be taken, therefore, to ensure that the catheter is placed correctly with every single insertion. Venous insertions of catheters take place to allow medical access for drawing blood, chemotherapy, transfusions, and (amongst other uses) dialysis. Ensuring that the catheters are placed in the proper position is the responsibility of the individual surgeon or radiologist who is charged with placing the catheter in the patient (Ohio State, 2013).

Sometimes, however, mistakes are made, and the catheter is...

...

These type of mistakes can be the cause of serious problems for the patient, and it is important to provide a high degree of certainty that the insertion will be done in the correct manner.

A recent report shows that complications when placing (or in this specific case mis-placing) a venous line into an artery can be quite devastating for the patient. Ho et al. states that arterial puncture and arteriovenous fistula "are recognized complications of internal jugular vein cannulation" (Ho, Spanger, Hayward, McNicol, Weinberg, 2014, p. 794) which means that even those medical personnel with experience in placing venous catheters or lines can mistakenly guide the line in the wrong direction, resulting in serious medical problems for the patient. Therefore, care must be taken to ensure that the catheter is placed correctly with every single insertion. Venous insertions of catheters take place to allow medical access for drawing blood, chemotherapy, transfusions, and (amongst other uses) dialysis. Ensuring that the catheters are placed in the proper position is the responsibility of the individual surgeon or radiologist who is charged with placing the catheter in the patient (Ohio State, 2013).

Sometimes, however, mistakes are made, and the catheter is inserted into the patient's body incorrectly or in the wrong place. These type of mistakes can be the cause of serious problems for the patient, and it is important to provide a high degree of certainty that the insertion will be done in…

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References

Ho, L.; Spanger, M.; Hayward, P.; McNicol, L. & Weinberg, L.; (2014) Missed carotid artery cannulation: A line crossed and lessons learned, Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, 42(6) 793-800

Jian, R.; Yuan, X.; Jiang, L.; Pei-Jie, C.; Sadaka, A.; Bautista, R.; Snook, K. & Rehrig, P.W.; (2006) High frequency piezo composites microfabricated ultrasouond transducers for intravascular imaging, 2006 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, accessed on February 27, 2015 at ile:///C:/Downloads/2006-5C5_High_Frequency_Piezo_Composites_Microfabricated_Ultrasound_Transducers_for_Intravascular_Imaging.pdf

Ohio State (2013) CVC (Central Venous Catheter) Placement, Wexner Medical Center

Timset, J-F.; (2003) What is the best site for central venous catheter insertion in critically ill patients? Critical Care, 7(6) 397-399


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