Bit of a random question to all those out there who have had Arterial Lines...
...with my latest one, since I had it out I have been gettng horrible pain in my wrist and I have a steady lump still going on! (ive not had this in any of my previous ART lines or ABGs)
Is this normal? Or is it just the fact that I have had 6 in that wrist in the last year alone, and ABG in that wrist each time I land in hospital?!
Whats your experience with them?!
Should I be worried!?
Next time I land in ITU should I push for them to put it somewhere else or for A and E to do ABGs in other arteries!? my problem is, I have a vein that runs over my artery and a weak pulse in my right wrist, so it cant ever be used! I think one doctor managed to use it as a last attempt before going to my foot summer last year, but no other doc has managed to use it yet!?
Argh so annoying!!
Sorry, bit of a random post!!