Changing the Environment of Care for Patients With a Pulmonary Artery Catheter

Cisar, Nancy S.; Caruso, Eva M.; Hess, Gale M.; Whitman, Judith L.
April 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2010, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p34
Academic Journal
The article provides information on a program implemented to change the setting of patient care from critical to non-critical for patients with advanced heart failure and requiring a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC). It states that PAC is used during hospitalization to determine the effectiveness of medication and to assess cardiac function. Also included is a case study of a female patient with advanced heart failure who had a PAC and was on cardiovascular/telemetry unit.


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