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Why does my baby need an umbilical artery catheter (UAC)?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Umbilical artery catheters (UAC), are used primarily for continuous arterial blood pressure monitoring, acid-base and oxygen monitoring and to obtain blood samples for other investigations.

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