-How to check left and right side
-Nursing responsibilities during
-Nursing responisibilities after
- A catheter is advanced into the heart chambers to monitor pressures and release dyes.
- -To check Right side catheter is inserted into femoral vein or cephalic vein in arm; to monitor left side catheter is placed in a femoral or brachial artery
- -Written consent needed; iodine or shellfish allergy?; NPO 6-18 hrs prior; Pre-meds?; warn of hot flashes and fluttering sensation; have pt cough or deep breathe when insertion; monitor ECG;
-Monitor VS, cath insertion site, pedal pulse on insertion side q15 min for an hour then q4hr til stable; do not allow pt to get OOB for 6hr post; check for bleeding; do not allow leg to bend post procedure for 6 hrs in case of thrombus risk.