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Critical skills and procedures in emergency medicine: vascular access skills and procedures.
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PMID:  23200329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The venous and/or arterial vasculature may be accessed for fluid resuscitation, testing and monitoring, administration of blood product or medication, or procedural reasons, such as the implantation of cardiac pacemaker wires. Accessing the vascular system is a common and often critically important step in emergency patient care. This article reviews methods for peripheral, central venous, and arterial access and discusses adjunct skills for vascular access such as the use of ultrasound guidance, and other forms of vascular access such as intraosseus and umbilical cannulation, and peripheral venous cut-down. Mastery of these skills is critical for the emergency medicine provider.
Gemma C Lewis; Stephanie A Crapo; Jefferson G Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine clinics of North America     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1558-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219565     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, 170 Manning Drive, CB # 7594, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7594, USA.
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