Wednesday, June 14, 2023

The nurse prepares the client for insertion of a pulmonary artery catheter (Swan-Ganz catheter).. Left ventricular functioning



The nurse prepares the client for insertion of a pulmonary artery catheter (Swan-Ganz catheter).

The nurse teaches the client that the catheter will be inserted to provide information about:

  • A. Stroke volume
  • B. Cardiac output
  • C. Venous pressure
  • D. Left ventricular functioning

Answer: D. Left ventricular functioning

The catheter is placed in the pulmonary artery. Information regarding left ventricular function is obtained when the catheter balloon is inflated.