Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access program is associated with a marked reduction in central venous catheter use in noncritically ill emergency department patients.

@article{Shokoohi2013UltrasoundguidedPI,
  title={Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access program is associated with a marked reduction in central venous catheter use in noncritically ill emergency department patients.},
  author={Hamid Shokoohi and Keith Boniface and Melissa Lee McCarthy and Tareq Khedir Al-tiae and Mehdi Sattarian and R P Ding and Yiju Teresa Liu and A Pourmand and Elizabeth M Schoenfeld and James P. Scott and Robert Shesser and Kabir Yadav},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={198-203}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We examine the central venous catheter placement rate during the implementation of an ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access program. METHODS We conducted a time-series analysis of the monthly central venous catheter rate among adult emergency department (ED) patients in an academic urban ED between 2006 and 2011. During this… CONTINUE READING