Chapter 7. Central Venous Access via the Subclavian and Axillary Veins

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

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch7

Central Venous Catheters

Central Venous Catheters

How to Cite

Galloway, S. and Bodenham, A. R. (2009) Central Venous Access via the Subclavian and Axillary Veins, in Central Venous Catheters (eds H. Hamilton and A. R. Bodenham), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

    Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford, 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:

  • axillary–subclavian vein complex;
  • axillary vein cannulation;
  • brachial plexus;
  • landmark infraclavicular subclavian vein puncture;
  • landmark-based techniques;
  • ultrasound-guided axillary vein cannulation;
  • subclavian and axillary veins;
  • blind central placement

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Applied anatomy

  • Insertion techniques

  • Conclusion

  • References