Ultrasound-assisted peripheral line placement

Overview

Indications

  • Patients with difficult access, multiple unsuccessful attempts

Contraindications

  • Ipsilateral radical mastectomy, fistulas
  • overlying cellulitis
  • burns, thrombosis, edema, sclerosis, phlebitis

Equipment Needed

  • High frequency ultrasound transducer (7.5 - 10 mHz)
  • Probe cover
  • IV catheter
  • Alcohol Pad / Chlorhexidine
  • Tourniquet
  • NS Flush
  • Tubing, Caps
  • Tape, Tegaderm

Procedure

Basilic veins

Complications

Video

See Also

External Links

References


Liu S. and Zane R. Peripheral Intravenous Access. In : Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, Chapter 21, 385-396.e1