arterial line

Management of iatrogenic acute limb ischaemia in the paediatric intensive care unit population

February 8, 2024

In the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) an arterial line is often inserted in critically unwell children to allow for reliable blood pressure monitoring and access to arterial blood for point-of-care blood gas analysis and laboratory testing. However, arterial catheterisation is a procedure that carries the risk of serious complications including impaired tissue perfusion, thrombotic…

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