How to measure CVP (Central Venous Pressure)

Liane Clores, RN

Currently an Intensive Care Unit nurse, pursuing a degree in Master of Arts in Nursing Major in Nursing Service Administration. Has been a contributor of Student Nurses Quarterly, Vox Populi, The Hillside Echo and the Voice of Nightingale publications. Other experience include: Medical-Surgical, Pediatric, Obstetric, Emergency and Recovery Room Nursing.

17 Responses

  1. kms says:

    How about measuring CVP in patients in mechanical ventilator… with peep? or in a non invasive CPAP? how do you acurrately measure it?

  2. umesh says:

    There should be details of cvp indication.

  3. Are nurses allow 2 carry out dis procedure?

  4. I had this done,during an aortic procedure.

  5. Jean, you are correct … phlebostatic axis… Let’s teach correct terminology !

  6. I remember learning this in the Army’s ICU…struggled a bit

  7. thanks for you contribution

  8. So why are we using rulerin our hospital? I’ve been fooled.

  9. Ruud Olsder says:

    How do you display the CVP? Here in the Netherlands we use mmHg, are there differences?

  10. I remember doing this

  11. thanx by this i learned some procedure .. :)

  12. Omg I’m never going to get this…

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