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Complications with central line placement?

Complications with central line placement?

Chances are small...: The risks are low but can be serious; when it's recommended that a central line be placed, it's felt that the benefits outweigh the risks...Things we worry about at the time of central line placement are: collapsed lung (pneumothorax), infection, arterial placement, bleeding/hematoma, abnormal heart rhythm, air embolus. Later on, infection & DVT are the main concerns. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the md does "central line placement procedure"?

What does it mean if the md does "central line placement procedure"?

Into the large vesse: Central line placement is a procedure that places a catheter into the large vessels near the heart generally for the purpose of providing fluids. The catheter is usually placed under the collar bone or neck. This is different from a IV placed in your forearm or hand. It allows one to give larger volumes of fluids or fluids in concentrations that might severely irritate smaller peripheral vessels. ...Read more

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What is the best placement of the placenta?

What is the best placement of the placenta?

Anywhere : As long as it is not near or over the opening of the cervix or not over the uterine scar if you have has a previous csection. ...Read more

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How much time does the cerclage placement take?

How much time does the cerclage placement take?

Cerclage: The actual time to place a cerclage is short about 5-10 minutes. The time to go to the operating room, prepping the area, administering anesthesia, and recovery adds much more time to the procedure. ...Read more

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Can an elder be denied placement in al if incontinent?

Can an elder be denied placement in al if incontinent?

Assisted : Living facilities may have rules, and incontinence may be a problem their al facility does not deal with, and requires higher level of care. I'd tend to not want to go to a facility that does'nt have the skill level to help and care. ...Read more

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What are the most common complications of shunt placement in adults?

What are the most common complications of shunt placement in adults?

Tree are a few: Infection, draining too much fluid, bleeding in brain are rare but possible complications. There are a few others that are extraordinarily rare as well. ...Read more

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What could the mucous be from and I have had the placement check recently and was told that it was where it should be

What could the mucous be from and I have had the placement check recently and was told that it was where it should be

Nonspecific: Discharge & spotting are common after iud insertion. It takes several months in some women for the body to adjust to the presence of the iud as well as the hormone in the iud. ...Read more