Sunday, April 16, 2006

Rule of 20s

Monday April 17, 2006
Progressive rule of 20s

Q: What is "progressive rule of 20s" during Pulmonary Artery Catheter insertion ?

A: During Pulmonary Artery catheter insertion from Right Internal Jugular approach:

  1. Right atrium (or SVC) should be entered within 20 cm from skin
  2. Right ventricle should be entered within 40 cm from skin
  3. Pulmonary artery should be entered within 60 cm from skin

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