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West J Emerg Med. 2017 Oct;18(6):1047-1054. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2017.7.34610. Epub 2017 Sep 11.

Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Line Placement: A Narrative Review of Evidence-based Best Practices.

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Rush University Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Abstract

Peripheral intravenous line placement is a common procedure in emergency medicine. Ultrasound guidance has been demonstrated to improve success rates, as well as decrease complications and pain. This paper provides a narrative review of the literature focusing on best practices and techniques to improve performance with this procedure. We provide an evidence-based discussion of preparation for the procedure, vein and catheter selection, multiple techniques for placement, and line confirmation.

PMID:
29085536
PMCID:
PMC5654873
DOI:
10.5811/westjem.2017.7.34610
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Conflict of interest statement

Conflicts of Interest: By the WestJEM article submission agreement, all authors are required to disclose all affiliations, funding sources and financial or management relationships that could be perceived as potential sources of bias. No author has professional or financial relationships with any companies that are relevant to this study. There are no conflicts of interest or sources of funding to declare.

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