Use of ultrasound guidance improves central venous catheter insertion success rates among junior residents.

@article{Dodge2012UseOU,
  title={Use of ultrasound guidance improves central venous catheter insertion success rates among junior residents.},
  author={Kelly L. Dodge and Catherine A. Lynch and Christopher L. Moore and Brian J Biroscak and Leigh V. Evans},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={1519-26}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine whether junior residents had higher rates of first cannulation and overall success at central venous catheter insertions with the use of ultrasound (US) guidance compared to the landmark technique. METHODS We conducted a secondary analysis of data from a prospective randomized controlled study of… CONTINUE READING