May I ask my STUPID questions here? - page 2

Why can't you infuse glucose into a peripheral arterial line? I should know this, I know. I've tried to google it and can't figure it out. Does it mess up the BP reading? Thanks!... Read More

  1. by   BittyBabyGrower
    We have run D5 thru art lines (perp and UA) if the kid has sodiums thru the roof. Perp AL...we don't run anything thru except hep solution. A UAC we will use for meds, etc. No vasopressors.

    I can count on one hand then number of lines I have seen pushed back in, if it starts on its way out, we take out.
  2. by   ritaPHIL
    i know this sound stupid and very embarrassing. but i must admit i am not omniscient person that i must know all. i am still struggling now with my career. could anybody help what materials and web sites can i be used and look for to help me enhance my critical thinking speacially in assessing a newborn and an adult. hope someone can help me with my prob. thanks

    rita from philippines
  3. by   RNorBust
    I have seen the aftermath of a patient that had a peripherally inserted line to the artery by mistake... he lost his fingers.
  4. by   MarySunshine
    Quote from RNorBust
    I have seen the aftermath of a patient that had a peripherally inserted line to the artery by mistake... he lost his fingers.

    Wow. I would think if you hit an artery you would KNOW it.

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