Season 9 Case 1
History: line placement for the OR. Does everything look ok?
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1)Malpositioned Left subclavian catheter (extends into R IJ)
2)Malpositioned Right jugular Swan-Ganz catheter (extends into hepatic vein)
Did you see both? You have to check every one!
Let go through them. Correct ones first.
ETT - tip below the thoracic inlet and >2cm above carina
GI tube - tip/side port below GE junction (hard to see but I think so)
Right chest tubes x 2 (No pneumothorax)
What about that left subclavian catheter?
Tip extends up into the right jugular vein.
Ideal = tip at SVC-atrial junction.
What about that right jugular Swan-Ganz catheter?
Coils in the right atrium then extends caudal with the tip in one of the hepatic veins
Ideal = extends through right atrium with tip in the right or left main pulmonary artery.
Shortcut? Not that I know of. Check every tube/line on every image.
But remember, the more you do anything, the faster you get at it. Repetition breeds speed. Try and get faster by experience, not by shortcuts.