Converting the easy internal jugular access into a central venous access device

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The purpose of this letter is to inform your readers that the Easy IJ can be converted into a multi-lumen central venous catheter or even an introducer catheter” Moayedi and Witting (2018).

Abstract:

Placement of an 18-gauge, 48-mm single lumen intravenous catheter under ultrasound guidance into the internal jugular (IJ) vein, termed the “Easy IJ,” has been described in this journal (1,2). This procedure is efficient and safe in medically stable patients with difficult intravenous access. Often, this single lumen access is sufficient to provide emergent medical care. On occasion, patients’ medical condition may unexpectedly deteriorate and necessitate multiple lumen venous access. The purpose of this letter is to inform your readers that the Easy IJ can be converted into a multi-lumen central venous catheter or even an introducer catheter.

Reference:

Moayedi, S. and Witting, M. (2018) Converting the Easy Internal Jugular (IJ) to a Central Line. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 54(1), p.132–133.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.08.098

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