Impact of ultrasound guided arterial line placement

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The use of ultrasonography for arterial line placement is associated with decreased first-attempt failure…” Gottlieb and Bailitz (2016).

Abstract:

The use of ultrasonography for arterial line placement is associated with decreased first-attempt failure, mean attempts to successful placement, mean time to successful placement, and associated complications compared with direct palpation.

Reference:

Gottlieb, M. and Bailitz, J. (2016) Is Ultrasonographic Guidance More Successful Than Direct Palpation for Arterial Line Placement? April 13th. [epub ahead of print].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.03.024

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