How is bladder pressure assessment performed with Bard intra-abdominal pressure monitoring device?

Updated: Jan 16, 2020
  • Author: Pamela I Ellsworth, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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The Bard IAP monitoring device technique is similar to that of the Abviser; however, the clamp handle is manually adjusted to measure IAP and to drain. [18]

Approximately 25 mL of saline is infused into the bladder over 20-30 seconds; after the system equilibrates for 30-60 seconds, the pressure reading on the monitor at the end of expiration is recorded. The clamp handle is then turned to drain.


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