Chapter 12. Ultrasound for Venous Access

  1. Adam Brooks1,
  2. Jim Connolly2 and
  3. Otto Chan3
  1. Richard G McWilliams and
  2. Christopher Boyd

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755822.ch12

Ultrasound in Emergency Care

Ultrasound in Emergency Care

How to Cite

McWilliams, R. G. and Boyd, C. (2004) Ultrasound for Venous Access, in Ultrasound in Emergency Care (eds A. Brooks, J. Connolly and O. Chan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755822.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

  3. 3

    Royal London Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917317

Online ISBN: 9780470755822



  • venous access;
  • intravenous cannula;
  • central venous catheter;
  • preliminary scanning;
  • needle guidance


This chapter contains section titled:

  • General principles of venous access

  • General principles of ultrasound-guided venous access

  • Jugular venous access

  • Subclavian venous access

  • Femoral venous access

  • Peripheral venous access

  • Summary