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Arterial Lines
 

Distal Ischaemia

 
 

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
Last updated on January 1st, 2018
 
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