Yesterday surgery placed a cortis in my pt with the hopes of getting CVP's (followed by a swan if needed). I have allways been told under no circumstances to hook anything up to a line such as this without x-ray confirmation. Allthough the pt wasn't crashing (yet...) they wanted these readings sooner rather than later. He told me to hook it up and get the reading and I respectfully declined, and got a pretty dirty looks for the surgeon. Am I just overparanoid since the amount of fluid running from the pressure bag would be minimal and x-ray was (supposedly) on the way? I am still a young pup in the ICU (barely over a year) so any thoughts would be welcome.