Air embolism is a rare, but potentially fatal, event that occurs when a bolus of air enters the vascular space. The risks and consequences depend on which type of air embolism has occurred – venous or arterial.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The differences between venous and arterial air embolism
  • Causes and risk factors for air embolism
  • Signs and symptoms of venous and arterial air embolism
  • Tests conducted when air embolism is suspected
  • How patients with air embolism are treated
  • Nursing interventions to prevent air embolism


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