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SWAN-GANZ CATHETERS

The purpose of this video is to present the senior nursing student with basic information about swan-ganz catheters, and caring for critically-ill patients, with this hemodynymic monitoring device. The swan-ganz catheter is a term used to described any balloon flow-directed pulmonary artery catheter. The catheter was developed in the early 1970’s by two physicians – Dr. Swan and Dr. Ganz.