Nursing Grand Rounds. Under Pressure: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension...A Mother's Struggle
- Ask the Experts. Pulmonary Artery Catheters and Assessment of Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure. Headley, Jan M. // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2014, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p85
The article provides an answer to a question of how often should the pulmonary artery wedge pressure assessment be done on a patient under hemodynamic monitoring with a pulmonary artery catheter.
- A practical guide to using pulmonary artery catheters. Scales, Katie; Collie, Eileen // Nursing Standard;7/4/2007, Vol. 21 Issue 43, p42
This article reviews the physiological principles underlying the use of the pulmonary artery (PA) catheter. The procedure for PA catheter insertion, PA pressure monitoring, PA catheter removal and complications associated with the PA catheter are discussed, as are nursing management of the...
- Pulmonary Hypertension. // Diseases & Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual, 2nd edition;2002, p841
Presents a nursing guide to pulmonary hypertension, characterized by a systolic pressure in the pulmonary artery that exceeds 30 mmHg. Causes; Assessment of the disease; Primary nursing diagnosis; Documentation guidelines; Discharge and home healthcare guidelines.
- PULMONARY "CAPILLARY" PRESSURE AND ITS RELATION TO LEFT AURICULAR AND PULMONARY ARTERY PRESSURE IN MITRAL STENOSIS. Barrera, Frank; Ascanio, Guido // Angiology;Dec1954, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p528
Presents a study on the association between pulmonary capillary pressure (PCP) and left auricular (LA) and pulmonary artery pressure in patients with mitral stenosis. Characteristics of tracings obtained under the conditions; Usefulness of mean PCP as an index of mean LA pressures; Variations in...
- Pulmonary Artery/Central Venous Pressure Monitoring in Adults. Bridges, Elizabeth // Critical Care Nurse;Aug2016, Vol. 36 Issue 4, pe12
The article presents guidance for critical care nurses in using pulmonary artery/central venous pressure as a guided therapy for pulmonary hypertension. Topics include the decrease in use of pulmonary artery catheters (PAC) in nonsurgical intensive care units, alternative methods for PACs...
- pulmonary artery wedge pressure, pulmonary artery occlusive pressure. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1936
An encyclopedia entry for "pulmonary artery wedge pressure" or "pulmonary artery occlusive pressure (PAWP)," which refers to pressure measured in the pulmonary artery following catheterization, is presented.
- PA CATHETERS. Dulak, Sally Beattie // RN;Sep2003, Vol. 66 Issue 9, p56
Discusses how nurses should interpret pulmonary artery (PA) pressure waveforms taken by PA catheters. Basics of PA catheter use; Correlation of hemodynamic tracing with preceding electrical event; Spontaneous ventilation; Mechanical ventilation; Atrial pressure waves; Pulmonary artery wedge...
- Practical Aspects of Continuous Intravenous Treprostinil Therapy. Widlitz, Allison C.; McDevitt, Susanne; Ward, Ginger R.; Krichman, Abby // Critical Care Nurse;Apr2007, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p41
The article aims to provide nurses with guidance and information about the overall requirements for safe administration of IV treprostinil to patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). This disease is characterized by an elevation in pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary vascular...
- pulmonary artery wedge pressure, pulmonary artery occlusive pressure. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1815
A definition of the term "pulmonary artery wedge pressure, or pulmonary artery occlusive pressure" is presented. It refers to pressure measured in the pulmonary artery following catheterization. The catheter is put in the pulmonary artery in such a way that the distal portion of it is isolated...