Hi everyone! I'm a new member and this is my first post, so I sure hope someone can help!
I am a new graduate and I work in a CVICU. My preceptor is a wonderful teacher and very patient with me. However, I am having a very hard time understanding the cockstops on arterial lines as well as other lines.
When zeroing or drawing blood, which way is "off to the patient" and which way is "off to the system?" Is there an easy way to understand this?
Everyone says that it takes time, but I have so many other things to learn and almost every patient I have, has an arterial line.