Arterial Line Placement Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 19, 2020
  • Author: Sarah Ogle, DO, MS; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is arterial line placement?

When is arterial line placement indicated?

What are the contraindications for arterial line placement?

What anatomy is relevant to perform arterial line placement?

What are best practices when performing an arterial line placement?

Periprocedural Care

What equipment is needed to perform an arterial line placement?

What equipment is needed to perform a radial arterial line placement?

What equipment is needed to perform a femoral arterial line placement?

What is included in patient preparation for arterial line placement?

How is anesthesia administered for arterial line placement?

How is the patient positioned for arterial line placement?

How is a sterile field created for arterial line placement?

Technique

What is the role of ultrasonography during arterial line placement?

How is the choice of arterial line placement method determined?

What is the role of the Allen test prior to arterial line placement?

How is the catheter-over-needle technique for arterial line placement performed?

What is the catheter-over-wire technique for arterial line placement?

What is the Seldinger technique for arterial line placement performed?

How is the modified Seldinger technique for arterial line placement performed?

How is the combined catheter-over-needle and Seldinger technique for arterial line placement performed?

What are the possible complications of arterial line placement?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of arterial line placement?

Which medications in the drug class Local Anesthetics are used in the treatment of Arterial Line Placement?

Which medications in the drug class Antiseptics are used in the treatment of Arterial Line Placement?