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Arterial Lines

Positioning for Art Line Insertion

February 15th, 2021


Raise the bed to waist level to allow for comfortable collection.
Radial - ask the patient to place their arm outward with palm up, wrist extended slightly. Place a towel underneath their arm. Consider taping the hand down to reduce movement.
Brachial - ask the patient to place their arm outward as far as possible with the antecubital fossa easily accessible
Femoral - ensure privacy, then expose the femoral triangle
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