Pulse Oximetry-facilitated Arterial Cannulation in Pediatric Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery

Abdellatif Chlouchi *

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Military Teaching Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco and Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco.

Salma Elmanir

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Military Teaching Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco and Department of cardiac surgery, Military Teaching Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco.

Amine Meskine

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Military Teaching Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco and Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco.

Azeddine Moujahid

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Military Teaching Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco and Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco.

Hatim Elghadbane

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Military Teaching Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco and Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco.

Mohamed Drissi

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Military Teaching Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco and Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Invasive blood pressure monitoring is required in cardiac surgery for several reasons. Arterial cannulation in pediatrics is a daily challenge for anesthesiologists. Localization of the artery before catheterization is usually done by palpation or guided by ultrasounds. These two techniques are not always efficient and sometimes generate complications and a considerable loss of time. Through this clinical case, we describe a simple and innovative technique inspired by our daily practice allowing locating the artery with the help of pulse oximetry.

Keywords: Pulse oximeter, arterial cannulation, pediatrics, cardiac surgery


How to Cite

Chlouchi, Abdellatif, Salma Elmanir, Amine Meskine, Azeddine Moujahid, Hatim Elghadbane, and Mohamed Drissi. 2023. “Pulse Oximetry-Facilitated Arterial Cannulation in Pediatric Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery”. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health 6 (1):33-36. https://journalajcrmh.com/index.php/AJCRMH/article/view/151.

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