Central Line Placement: The Seldinger Technique

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...
7 Different Types of Central Venous Catheters

7 Different Types of Central Venous Catheters

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes This is the place to start if you want to know what type of central venous catheter your patient needs. The first step of central venous catheter placement is confirming the patient actually needs a central venous catheter and...
Why you dry thread your IVs and angiocatheters

Why you dry thread your IVs and angiocatheters

If you have ever tried to place an IV or use an angiocatheter to access the vein for a central line, you familiar with the experience of a “dry thread.” A “dry thread” is the experience of getting a flash confirming that you are in the vein, but the...

Central Line Placement: Ultrasound Vs Manometry

Central line placement is a very safe procedure in experienced hands. However, each year a new group of medical trainees arrives and needs to be quickly educated about how to perform safe central line placement. If you are a trainee looking to learn safe central line...