Podcast #235: Peripheral IJ Access - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #235: Peripheral IJ Access

Author: Nick Hatch, M.D.

Educational Pearls

  • When peripheral or central IV access is difficult, sometimes providers will try to use a peripheral IV setup at an IJ site using US guidance.
  • Case studies have shown that this method is often successful, with the most common complication being the loss of access.

References: Ash AJ, Raio C. Seldinger Technique for Placement of “Peripheral” Internal Jugular Line: Novel Approach for Emergent Vascular Access. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016;17(1):81-83. doi:10.5811/westjem.2015.11.28726.

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