Tag: Arterial Line

Damping and Arterial Lines

Damping is the influence within a system that is a dissipation of energy during an oscillation.  In other words, think of damping like a shock absorber. Imagine a patient presenting with altered mental status.  All we know about the patient …

Read More
CardiovascularProcedures and SkillsResuscitation

REBEL Cast Ep90: Ultrasound vs Landmark-Guided Palpation for Radial Arterial Line Placement

Background Information: Ultrasound guided peripheral and central venous access has become more common while simultaneously decreasing complications and increasing first pass success. Landmark guided palpation has historically been considered the standard of care when placing arterial lines, however the use …

Read More
Procedures and SkillsResuscitation