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Procedure Notes: Swan-Ganz Catheter

Swan-Ganz Catheter Placement

Date: <____>
Time: <____>
Indication: Hemodynamic monitoring/Intravenous access
Resident: <____>
Attending: <____>

A time-out was completed verifying correct patient, procedure, site, positioning, and special equipment if applicable. The patient was placed in a dependent position appropriate for central line placement based on the vein already cannulated with a 9F Cordis catheter. The patient’s <right/left>  <shoulder/neck/groin> was prepped and draped in sterile fashion. A triple lumen continuous cardiac output Swan-Ganz catheter was brought onto the field and each line flushed with sterile saline and the SVO2 sensor calibrated. The catheter was introduced into the Cordis catheter to a distance of 15-17 cm. The balloon was then inflated and the catheter was advanced through the right ventricle and into the pulmonary artery until a wedge position pressure tracing was obtained. The balloon was then deflated and verification of return of a pulmonary artery pressure tracing made. During the floating procedure to position the catheter the position of the catheter tip was determined by continuous pressure monitoring via the distal port. The catheter was locked to the Cordis with the tip inserted to a distance of <?cm> and a sterile dressing applied. <Attending/Resident> was present for the entire procedure.

Estimated Blood Loss: <____>
The patient tolerated the procedure well and there were no complications.

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2 comments

  1. Anonymous

    Thank you very much for taking the time to compile these notes. You never know who you may have helped. Awesome!

  2. HSNagpal

    Excellent

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