Radial Arterial Line Procedure Note

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Consent was obtained from _ prior to the procedure. Indications, risks, and benefits were explained at length. 
A time out was performed. My hands were washed immediately prior to the procedure. I wore a surgical cap, mask with protective eyewear, sterile gown and sterile gloves throughout the procedure. After an Allen test was performed to ensure adequate perfusion, the _ (L/R) wrist was prepped using chlorhexidine scrub and draped in sterile fashion using a three quarter sheet drape and sterile towels. The radial pulse was identified and the wrist was positioned in the usual fashion. Anesthesia was achieved using 1% lidocaine. Using the Arrow Radial Arterial Line Kit, a needle was inserted into the radial artery. Arterial blood was seen to pulsate in the flash chamber. The internal guidewire was advanced easily into the radial artery. The catheter was then advanced over the wire and the needle and wire were withdrawn. The catheter was sutured in place. A sterile opsite was placed over the catheter at the insertion site. The patient tolerated the procedure without any hemodynamic compromise. At the time of procedure completion, the catheter was connected to the cardiac monitor and calibrated. Appropriate waveform and blood pressure tracing was observed.   Estimated blood loss is _.
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