Comparing French Sizing to Gauge for IVs and Central Venous Catheters

By convention, peripheral IV catheters are sized in gauge, and central venous catheters (CVCs) are sized in French. This table compares French sizing to gauges for catheters with flow rates. Comparing French Sizing to Gauges with flow rates Poiseuille’s Law for IV Flow Rates Catheter sizes are critical if you are trying to rapidly transfuse… Continue reading Comparing French Sizing to Gauge for IVs and Central Venous Catheters

Massive Transfusion Protocol (MTP) Best Practices

The exsanguinating patient, it’s a problem we don’t want to experience and can be found all over healthcare. It can be the ED trauma patient, the OB with a placenta accrete, an open aortic aneurysms repair or even your GI bleed patient in the ICU. Most of these situations are best handled with massive transfusion… Continue reading Massive Transfusion Protocol (MTP) Best Practices