Invasive blood pressure (IBP) is a closed, fluid-filled system of measuring blood pressure internally by using a sensitive IV catheter inserted directly into an artery. This provides a more accurate reading of the patent's current blood pressure via a transducer connected to a monitor. This is usually used where rapid variations of blood pressure are anticipated.
A IBP most common problem during preventive maintenance sometimes the transducer position can be offset (transducer height below patients heart = low blood pressure) can set off a ““low pressure” alarms. These transducer IVs should be inspected, leveled or replaced as required by the manufacturers recommendation intervals.
- Transducer re-zeroing
- IV catheter Size and Position
- Normal placement of a catheter for IBP is the tip level with the transducer.
- Tubing Size
- Patient Position