ice vs no ice with cardiac outputs - page 3

the facility I work in does not ice the cardiac output injectate. I went to a coferance a few weeks ago and the speeker said her hospital still did. what is the norm at your facility?... Read More

  1. by   healingtouchRN
    no ice here, but we could if wanted too! The buckets are in the storage room, I could recycle them for champagne for nurses week!
  2. by   nimbex
    Our policy is that the injectate must be 10 degrees or lower to core temp. If the patient is not re-warming and you need your numbers than we chill a bag in the frige. We use all 3 types of swans, those darn COO ones, just dont seem to have fiberoptics that last.
  3. by   Surgical Hrt RN
    NO ICE!!!! That is way outdated. Room temp here and occasionally CCO.
    With The Technology Now Is It Truly Necessary To Ice For C.o's. I Think Not.

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