Chapter 9. Ultrasound-Guided Venous Access

  1. Helen Hamilton CBE, FRCN, RGN Independent nurse consultant1 and
  2. Andrew R. Bodenham FRCA Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine2
  1. Andrew R. Bodenham FRCA Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch9

Central Venous Catheters

Central Venous Catheters

How to Cite

Bodenham, A. R. (2009) Ultrasound-Guided Venous Access, in Central Venous Catheters (eds H. Hamilton and A. R. Bodenham), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470750186.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. 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:

  • ultrasound-guided venous access;
  • needle-related procedural complications;
  • variability in vascular anatomy;
  • respiratory variation;
  • cannulation procedures;
  • optimum visualisation of superficial vessels;
  • femoral vein;
  • traditional anatomical teaching;
  • orientation marker

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Rationale for the use of ultrasound

  • Limitations of ultrasound guidance

  • What is the evidence that ultrasound is helpful?

  • Ultrasound probe selection

  • Applied ultrasound anatomy

  • Verification of needle-tip placement

  • Conclusion

  • References