ultrasound guided “peripheral IJ”

5 Mar

This is neat, logical. Case-series article describing how they put a PIV catheter into the IJ with the aid of ultrasound.



case series of 9


about half of these guys had these pulled after ED workup and were discharged home.  


other half had these removed when another line was placed (central/PICC/PIV). 


limited data, obviously, but might save time/central line complications, potentially.


there’s data out there that shows ultrasound-guided PIV’s reduced central line placement rate by ~80%, anyways. so the ‘peripheral IJ” might be a cool idea to shave that down some more.



References: ‘peripheral’ IJ article & pictures; periph IV article


One Response to “ultrasound guided “peripheral IJ””


  1. pediatric central line as PIV | DAILYEM - October 7, 2013

    […] there’s always the “peripheral IJ” out there that’s being studied […]

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