INTRAAORTIC BALLOON PUMP

  1. HOW OFTEN DO YOU RECORD THE ASSISSTED AND UN ASSISSTED PRESSURE AND DIASTOLIC AUGMENTATION FOR IABP?















































































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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   felltoddman
    In our unit, we record the (S/A/D) every hour at least, although many of us do it every 15 minutes. I think it depends on how stable the patient is and what kind of drips they're on, along with why the balloon was placed. If they're placed prophylactically for a procedure, they're bound to be more stable than someone who had one placed in the cath lab and was rushed to emergent open heart surgery. I was taught that the reading off the pump is going to be the accurate one, not the art line reading off the bedside monitor and especially not the cuff.
  4. by   sweetlilnurse77
    q 15 mins at first, then move to at least q 1 hr if not titrating gtts is typical for our unit
  5. by   perkizme
    qhour with vs, unless titrating or procedural/post-procedural checks
  6. by   dorimar
    So if you're 1:1, then you switch it to 1:2 every hour briefly for the readings?

    Another question I always had (I am not a CVICU nurse), but when they leave standing orders to treat low bp (and often don't specify), do you use the peak augmentation pressure or the unassisted systoli?

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