How long do you apply pressure when d/c a balloon pump
- 0Mar 27, '11 by faithmarieHello, Im in my critical care rotation, and I had a patient with a femoral balloon pump post CABG. I didnt get to see it d/c but was wondering if you hold pressure longer then you would for an art line (5 min right?) bc the femoral artery is larger, and the pump itself is large.
- 0Apr 3, '11 by sunnycalifRNQuote from BiffbradfordThat's our policy, too. Usually, the intern gets to hold pressure, for a minimum of 30 minutes. It used to be 20 but then we had a huge hematoma . . . so now, it's 30!I (an RN) doesn't hold pressure when they pull out an IABP. The physician assistant or surgeon does!
- 0Apr 9, '11 by TakeBackQuote from BiffbradfordProbably a waste of time.I (an RN) doesn't hold pressure when they pull out an IABP. The physician assistant or surgeon does!
At my place I pull the sheath and put the femostop on directly, then the RNs manage the device.
There is a good illustration of the pressure-directed compression protocol in the femostop insert.
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- 0May 26, '11 by ICUenthusiastHaha, we're rarely even allowed to use femstops at my hospital anymore. The surgeons always order MANUAL pressure only because it truly is the only gold standard.
Sucks for us, good for the patient.
Times to hold are 20 for anything arterial including IABP's minimum. And we have to use our discretion to decide if we need to hold more. Then we have to check the site within 10 minutes to make sure all is holding etc, then the pretty standard CMS checks..