12 Monitoring Cardiac Output
Setting Up the PiCCO C.O. Measurement
Set up the arterial line using the arterial catheter (transpulmonary catheter) and the transducer kit
from PULSION Medical Systems. It must be placed in one of the bigger systemic arteries, for
example, the femoral or the axillary artery. You must use the approved catheters and puncture
Set up the central venous line.
Connect the injectate temperature probe housing to the venous line.
Plug the C.O. interface cable into the C.O. module or measurement extension module and connect
the following devices to the C.O. interface cable:
Injectate temperature probe
Remote start switch (if used).
Follow your hospital standards to avoid unintentional extraction of the C.O. catheter. Secure the
cable using the mounting clip shipped with each C.O. interface cable. You may also find it helpful
to loop the C.O. interface cable, tape the loop, and attach it to the undersheet of the patient's bed
using a safety pin.
C.O. Interface Cable
PULSION Pressure Transducer
Pressure Adapter Cable
Thermistor Connection Cable
PULSION Arterial Catheter
10 Injectate Temperature Probe
11 Injectate Syringe
12 Injectate Temperature Probe
13 Remote Switch