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Efficacy of ultrasonography in peripheral venous cannulation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11013531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective study of 431 patients who had peripherally inserted midclavicular or central catheters placed during a consecutive 13-month period using the conventional landmark method for placement was compared with a second group of 326 patients, who during a 12-month period had such catheters placed using ultrasonography. The data demonstrate a 42% decrease in the number of needle penetrations needed to successfully cannulate veins when ultrasound was used during placement. There is a 26% greater chance of successful cannulation of the vein on the first attempt with ultrasound-guided placements than with those using the traditional landmark method.
G D LaRue
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of intravenous nursing : the official publication of the Intravenous Nurses Society     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0896-5846     ISO Abbreviation:  J Intraven Nurs     Publication Date:    2000 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-12     Completed Date:  2000-10-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804311     Medline TA:  J Intraven Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-34     Citation Subset:  N    
Precision PICs Inc. P.S., Everett, Washington, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arm / blood supply,  ultrasonography
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects,  methods*,  nursing
Catheterization, Peripheral / adverse effects,  methods*,  nursing
Point-of-Care Systems*
Retrospective Studies
Ultrasonography, Interventional / adverse effects,  methods*,  nursing

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