Volume 7 Supplement 1
USG guided central venous cannulation in ICU : a comparision with conventional approach
© Agarwal et al; licensee Springer. 2015
Published: 9 March 2015
The introduction of portable ultrasonography machines into clinical practice has found widespread usage in the ICUs. They are handy and serve as point of care resource.
Central venous cannulation
Assessment of the cause of abdominal distension
Identification of pericardial tamponade
Valvular pathology & LV function
This saves time and is also safer as it avoids shifting of critically ill patients to other departments.
We performed a study to compare USG & conventional techniques of CVC.
Material and methods
Time from completion of draping to successful insertion of needle.
Number of attempts required.
Incidence of complications.
We found that USG approach took lesser time, required lesser attempts and had lower incidence of complications.
USG guided CVC is easier, quicker & safer than landmark approach.
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