Articles in "Arterial Lines"

Do we really need to do a modified Allen’s Test before Radial Arterial Line Insertion?

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

This is further support that a pre-procedure modified Allen’s test is not a reliable predictor of ischemic complications for radial arterial line insertion and an abnormal Allen’s test should not be a contraindication to placing a radial arterial line.

Summary of Sepsis and Septic Shock Treatment in 2017

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines have just been released and summarize the current international guidelines for the management of patients with sepsis and septic shock