As a brand new RN, all the different lines use to overwhelme me. I graduated nursing school
last December and I have began my career in a Cardiac ICU. When a patient comes back from OHS after having CABG X 4 for example, sometimes there is no time to think, you need to know your stuff. Yes, I know I am being hard on myself because I just started. Next week, I begin my 5th week of orientation on the unit and it's time to start "knowing my stuff".
My question is which port do you administer blood, TPN, IVF, meds, etc... Which port is best to draw blood samples and which port does the CVP monitoring need to be connected to?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.