Subclavian venous catheterization: greater success rate for less experienced operators using ultrasound guidance.

@article{Gualtieri1995SubclavianVC,
  title={Subclavian venous catheterization: greater success rate for less experienced operators using ultrasound guidance.},
  author={Eugene Gualtieri and S A Deppe and M E Sipperly and Dan R. Thompson},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={692-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if ultrasound guidance can be safely performed and improve success rates for subclavian venous catheterization performed by less experienced operators. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Twenty-bed trauma-surgical-medical intensive care unit in a 524-bed, community, tertiary care, teaching hospital. PATIENTS After the decision for central venous cannulation was made, informed consent was obtained, and less experienced operators then attempted to insert… CONTINUE READING

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