The most nerve-racking step of central line placement for the inexperienced practitioner is accessing the vein. My preferred way to safely access the vein for central line placement is to use the Modified Seldinger Technique. In some studies for ultrasound-guided internal jugular vein catheterization, the modified Seldinger techniqueshowed superiority over the Seldinger technique in terms… Continue reading Central Line Placement: The Seldinger Technique
What are Medication-Related Errors? Medication errors are defined as preventable events that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm. In the vast majority of scenarios, they involve some form of human error. A human error occurs when someone is attempting to do the right thing but actually does the wrong thing.… Continue reading What are Medication Errors?