External jugular peripheral IV catheter
Insertion of a peripheral intravenous catheter into the external jugular vein is regularly performed in emergency departments to treat patients with difficult intravenous access. Although emergency nurses are experienced in inserting peripheral intravenous catheters, there is an inconsistent practice and a lack of education and training regarding the insertion of catheters in the external jugular vein. This manuscript provides a practical guide for emergency nurses to care for patients who require an external jugular peripheral intravenous catheter. Key information found in this manuscript includes indications for external jugular intravenous access, the nurse’s role in performing external jugular peripheral intravenous catheters, and clinical considerations when caring for patients with an external jugular peripheral intravenous catheter.
Adams A, Zaryske LG. External Jugular Vein Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: An Emergency Nurse’s Guide. J Emerg Nurs. 2022 May;48(3):303-309. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2022.01.009. PMID: 35526875.