Chapter 6. Venous Access via the Femoral Vein

  1. Helen Hamilton CBE, FRCN, RGN Independent nurse consultant2 and
  2. Andrew R. Bodenham FRCA Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine3
  1. Andrew Gratrix FRCA Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia1 and
  2. Andrew R. Bodenham FRCA Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine3

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch6

Central Venous Catheters

Central Venous Catheters

How to Cite

Gratrix, A. and Bodenham, A. R. (2009) Venous Access via the Femoral Vein, in Central Venous Catheters (eds H. Hamilton and A. R. Bodenham), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

    Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull, UK

  2. 3

    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:

  • venous access via femoral vein;
  • femoral triangle;
  • superficial femoral artery (SFA);
  • maximal arterial pulsation;
  • inguinal ligament;
  • multi-lumen central venous catheters;
  • x-ray verification;
  • cross-sectional orientation;
  • venous pressure wave

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anatomy of the femoral vein

  • Use of the femoral vein

  • Vascular access devices for the femoral approach

  • Landmark technique

  • Use of ultrasound

  • Technical considerations

  • Temporary use of the femoral vein

  • Long-term use of the femoral vein

  • Catheter tip position

  • Advantages and disadvantages of femoral venous access

  • Removal

  • Conclusion

  • References