Chapter 5. Cannulation of the Jugular Veins

  1. Helen Hamilton CBE, FRCN, RGN Independent nurse consultant3 and
  2. Andrew R. Bodenham FRCA Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine4
  1. Catherine Farrow1,
  2. Andrew R. Bodenham FRCA Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine4 and
  3. Julian Millo BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCA, DICM Consultant Anaesthetist2

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch5

Central Venous Catheters

Central Venous Catheters

How to Cite

Farrow, C., Bodenham, A. R. and Millo, J. (2009) Cannulation of the Jugular Veins, in Central Venous Catheters (eds H. Hamilton and A. R. Bodenham), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Intravenous therapy, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK

  2. 4

    Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    SpR Anaesthesia, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

  2. 2

    Oxford, UK

  3. 4

    Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019948

Online ISBN: 9780470750186

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Keywords:

  • cannulation of jugular veins;
  • double transmitted venous pulsations;
  • carotid puncture;
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
  • hypovolaemic shock;
  • significant coagulopathy;
  • central venous catheterisation;
  • percutaneous cannulation of EJV;
  • catheter-related sepsis (CRS)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The internal jugular vein

  • Applied anatomy of the IJV

  • Insertion techniques

  • Basic technique for IJV cannulation

  • Specific considerations

  • Factors influencing success

  • Complications

  • The external jugular vein

  • Conclusions

  • References