Ultrasound-guided tunneled femoral lines in critically ill pediatric patients

"We describe our institutional technique for ultrasound-guided tunneled femoral venous access in neonates and infants" Woerner et al (2020).

Abstract:

Central venous access is an essential aspect of critical care for pediatric patients. In the critically ill pediatric population, image-guided procedures performed at the bedside expedite care and may reduce risks and logistical challenges associated with patient transport to a remote procedure suite such as interventional radiology. We describe our institutional technique for ultrasound-guided tunneled femoral venous access in neonates and infants and provide technical pearls from our experience, with an intended audience including specialists performing point-of-care ultrasound-guided procedures as well as interventional radiologist making their services available in the intensive care unit.

Reference:

Woerner, A., Wenger, J. L. and Monroe, E. J. (2020) Single-access ultrasound-guided tunneled femoral lines in critically ill pediatric patients. The Journal of Vascular Access. June 15th. https://doi.org/10.1177/1129729820933527.

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