How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

16 terms

Patho exam 2- lines and tubes

STUDY
PLAY
peripheral IV
Deliver meds/fluids
Aka "Hep lock" - b/c used to be flushed by herparin
Air filter on IV tubing for PFO to decrease risk of air bubbles
PICC line
Extended antibiotics/meds, chemotherapy, or TPN (total parenteral nutrition)
Usually in cephalic, basilic or brachial vein w/ tip advanced through larger veins until it rests in SVC or cavo-atrial junction
PT implications of IV/PICC
Trace all IVs to the origin to avoid pulling them out
Avoid taking BP on PICC side (due to increased risk of phlebitis)
If tip of PICC is advanced too far into right atrium, can cause arrhthymias due to irritation; location confirmed by chest film
NG tube
nasogastric thru nose into stomach, for patients who can't swallow, short term
G tube
into stomach thru abdomen, for patients who can't swallow
aka PEG tube, long term
J tube
into jejunum thru abdomen if stomach cannot digest; decreased risk of aspiration, long-term/permanent
hemodialysis
removes waste from blood stream for pts w/ renal failure, uses arteriovenous fistula or venous access through a central line, every other day 3-4 hours
CVVT
continuous venovenous hemofiltration: removes waste products continuously to eliminate large fluid shifts
chest tube considerations
if on wall suction, attach it to portable suction to mobilize
drains by gravity -> keep drainage container below insertion site
bubbling in container could indicate air leak or pneumothorax
if pulled out apply pressure over site and tell a nuse or doctor
VAC dressing
vacuum assisted closure bandage, uses suction to draw out fluid from the wound and bring more blood to the area
decreases edema increases perfusion and promotes granulation tissue formation
foley catheter/surgical drain considerations
Secure drain to clothing to reduce friction at insertion site (to decrease risk of UTI)
add'l for foley catheter: place low when working with pts to promote drainage, don't tip collection canister as it's used to carefully measure urine
swan-ganz catheter
soft flexible catheter inserted through a vein into the pulmonary artery, used to provide continuous measurements of pulmonary artery, right atrium, right ventricle, and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure
arterial line
catheter placed in artery to monitor real-time BP and obtain samples for ABGs. NOT used to administer medication (meds go in veins). usually in radial, but sometimes in brachial or femoral a.
chest tube/pigtail catheter
Catheter/drain inserted through the thorax to remove air and fluids from the pleural space, to prevent air or fluid from reentering the pleural space, or to reestablish normal intrapleural and intrapulmonic pressures.
central line
IV access site into one of the major blood vessels through which hypertonic fluids may be given.
jackson pratt drain
aka grenade drain. collects wound drainage in a bulblike device that is compressed to create gentle suction. It consist of perforated tubing connected to a portable vacuum unit. After surgical procedure, surgeon places one end of drain in or near area to be drained. The other end passes through skin via a separate incision. These drains are usually sutured in place.