Ultrasound-only central venous catheter placement and confirmation procedure



Saul, T., Doctor, M., Kaban, N.L., Avitabile, N.C., Siadecki, S.D. and Lewiss, R.E. (2015) The Ultrasound-Only Central Venous Catheter Placement and Confirmation Procedure. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 34(7), p.1301-6.


The placement of a central venous catheter remains an important intervention in the care of critically ill patients in the emergency department. We propose an ultrasound-first protocol for 3 aspects of central venous catheter placement above the diaphragm: dynamic procedural guidance, evaluation for pneumothorax, and confirmation of the catheter tip location.

Thank you to our partners for supporting IVTEAM


Comments are closed.

Free Email Updates
Join 5.5K IVTEAM members. Subscribe now and be the first to receive all the latest free updates from IVTEAM!
100% Privacy. We don't spam.