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Nurses' guide to early detection of umbilical arterial catheter complications in infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17045945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Umbilical arterial catheters (UAC) are routinely used in the care of critically ill newborns. Complications related to UACs include vascular compromise, hemorrhage, complications related to malposition, severance of the catheter itself, and infection. This article is Part II in a series dedicated to assessing infants with an umbilical catheter. Part I focused on infants with umbilical venous catheters; this article will focus on the physical assessment relevant to infants with an UAC. Complications related to UACs can occur during any phase of treatment: insertion, while indwelling, or after discontinuing the catheter. Review of clinical signs of complications along with clinical photographs, will assist caregivers in promptly recognizing UAC-related complications.
Susan Arana Furdon; Michael J Horgan; Wanda Todd Bradshaw; David A Clark
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in neonatal care : official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1536-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Neonatal Care     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-02-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125644     Medline TA:  Adv Neonatal Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-56; quiz 257-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nursing, Albany Medical Center, NY 12208, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects*,  nursing
Embolism, Air / etiology
Hemorrhage / etiology
Infant, Newborn
Infection / etiology
Neonatal Nursing*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Thrombosis / etiology
Umbilical Arteries / anatomy & histology*,  physiopathology*

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