Predictors of success in nurse-performed ultrasound-guided cannulation.

Abstract

The objective of this study was to characterize factors affecting the success rate of nurse-performed ultrasound (US)-guided peripheral vein cannulation in difficult access patients. We prospectively enrolled patients who had two previous unsuccessful i.v. attempts. Nurses were trained in US-guided cannulation using a 7.5-MHz linear probe. The following… (More)

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