Ultrasound for art lines and ABG's

  1. Is anyone in a unit where the RN's or residents are routinely using US for arterial access? I am working on starting such a plan on a more formal basis and would like to hear of your experiences and any other input.
    Thanks.
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Do you mean with the site-rite? I've never seen anyone do one for arterial access-only venous.
  4. by   tde1992
    On my floor the RN's do not place a-lines. At times our residents/fellows will use the site right when it is difficult to place a line.

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