Ultrasound guidance facilitates placement of peripheral IV catheters when standard techniques fail. Learning ultrasound-guided techniques is relatively easy, especially for providers who are proficient in the placement of standard IV catheters. Small linear transducers and long IV catheters are ideal for ultrasound-guided IV catheter placement.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||The New England journal of medicine|
|State||Published - Jun 21 2012|