Better With Ultrasound: Subclavian Central Venous Catheter Insertion
© 2018 American College of Chest Physicians The insertion of a subclavian central venous catheter is generally associated with a high rate of success and a favorable risk profile. The use of ultrasound for procedural guidance has been demonstrated to further increase the rate of success and reduce the risk of specific mechanical complications, especially in patients with difficult surface anatomy. Many individual ultrasound techniques have been described in the literature; this article presents a systematic approach for incorporating these tools into bedside practice and includes a series of illustrative figures and narrated video presentations to demonstrate the techniques described.
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School of Medicine
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery