You’re working in the ICU overnight and are having difficulty obtaining a blood pressure for a patient that was just transferred to your facility for septic shock secondary to pneumonia. You make the decision to place an arterial line. You place the line sterilely using seldinger technique and connect it to the monitor. Your hard work paid off and you are rewarded with a waveform.
John Cafaro MD
Fri, 01/15/2021 - 5:30am
Fri, 12/04/2020 - 11:00am
- 85 year old male found unresponsive and intubated in the field brought in via EMS
- Per wife, patient was very anxious about election results and took a Valium to relax and sleep
- Wife found him unresponsive next morning