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Distal Ischaemia

 
 
 
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Overview

    • Clinical Features

    • Pain
    • Pallor
    • Pulselessness
    • Paralysis
    • Paraesthesia
    • Poikilothermia
    • Causes

    • Clotting
    • Vasospasm
    • Prevention

    • Avoid a limb with peripheral vascular disease
    • Perform Allen’s test before placing the cannula
    • Reconsider need for arterial line
 
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