Role of central venous pressure monitoring in critical care settings

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Abstract

Central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring is used to assess the fluid status of patients in critical care settings. This article explains CVP monitoring, discussing the relevant anatomy and physiology, the ways it can be measured and the physiological factors that can affect the reliability and validity of CVP measurement. It also discusses the complications associated with CVP monitoring and the nursing responsibilities in relation to this activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Standard
Volume32
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2018

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