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Arterial line

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Capital Health (N.S.). Critical Care Emergency Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2011.
Pamphlet Number
0074
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An arterial line can be used when a patient needs frequent blood samples, a continuous blood pressure reading and to have his/her treatment evaluated. This pamphlet describes how a line is inserted, what happens when the line is in place and how it is removed. The risks of arterial lines are given.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Alternate Title
Arterial lines
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2011
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vascular Access Devices
Other Subjects
Arteries
Blood
Medical supplies
Abstract
An arterial line can be used when a patient needs frequent blood samples, a continuous blood pressure reading and to have his/her treatment evaluated. This pamphlet describes how a line is inserted, what happens when the line is in place and how it is removed. The risks of arterial lines are given.
Responsibility
Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
0074
Capital Health (N.S.). Critical Care Emergency Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2011.
Pamphlet Number
0122
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Fluid cushions the brain and spinal cord. The fluid is made continuously. The lumbar drain is a small plastic catheter used to remove fluid. This may improve the blood flow to the spinal cord and help the incision heal. The pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, care needed when the drain is in place, and how it is removed. At the end of the pamphlet, we have listed the risks of a lumbar drain.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2011
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheterization
Lumbar vertebrae
Other Subjects
Cerebrospinal fluid
Lumbar vertebrae
Abstract
Fluid cushions the brain and spinal cord. The fluid is made continuously. The lumbar drain is a small plastic catheter used to remove fluid. This may improve the blood flow to the spinal cord and help the incision heal. The pamphlet explains how the drain is inserted, care needed when the drain is in place, and how it is removed. At the end of the pamphlet, we have listed the risks of a lumbar drain.
Responsibility
Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
0122

Subarachnoid haemorrhage

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Capital Health (N.S.). Critical Care Emergency Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2011.
Pamphlet Number
0242
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This pamphlet briefly describes what may happen when a person has a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The most common symptom is a severe headache often described as the worst ever. The bleeding inside the brain causes brain damage. Two topics covered are the use of a ventricular drain and vasospasm. Surgery and coiling are explained.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Alternate Title
SAH
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2011
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aneurysm - surgery
Brain injuries - therapy
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Craniotomy
Intracranial Aneurysm - surgery
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage - prevention and control
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage - surgery
Vasospasm, Intracranial - prevention and control
Other Subjects
Aneurysms
Brain--Blood-vessels--Surgery
Craniotomy
Intracranial aneurysms
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Abstract
This pamphlet briefly describes what may happen when a person has a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). The most common symptom is a severe headache often described as the worst ever. The bleeding inside the brain causes brain damage. Two topics covered are the use of a ventricular drain and vasospasm. Surgery and coiling are explained.
Responsibility
Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
0242

Ventilators and endotracheal tubes

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Capital Health (N.S.). Critical Care Emergency Resource Team. Halifax, NS: Capital Health , 2011.
Pamphlet Number
0720
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This pamphlet defines ventilators (breathing machines, endotracheal tubes (breathing tubes) and suctioning (clearing of secretions). The pamphlet describes why a breathing tube is used, how it is inserted, what happens when the tube is in place, when the tube will be removed, alarms and monitoring, sedation, and potential risks.
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Corporate Author
Capital Health (N.S.). Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2011
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Airway Extubation
Airway Management
Critical Care
Intubation, Intratracheal
Ventilators, Mechanical
Other Subjects
Airway extubation
Respirators (Medical equipment)
Respiratory intensive care
Abstract
This pamphlet defines ventilators (breathing machines, endotracheal tubes (breathing tubes) and suctioning (clearing of secretions). The pamphlet describes why a breathing tube is used, how it is inserted, what happens when the tube is in place, when the tube will be removed, alarms and monitoring, sedation, and potential risks.
Responsibility
Critical Care Emergency Resource Team
Pamphlet Number
0720

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