pediatric central line as PIV

7 Oct

quick tip in this month’s EP Monthly, via ALiEM


for the obese patient or otherwise deep ultrasound-guided peripheral IV…

article suggests a pediatric central venous catheter under Seldinger technique. (effectively, a short PICC line)

Nice idea.  I’ve used radial arterial line kits similarly, to have the added benefit of a slightly longer catheter, with a wire to thread over, too.  Most of these are 20g lumens anyways.


I’ve also used a femoral arterial line catheter as a quick single lumen long access catheter. 

and there’s always the “peripheral IJ” out there that’s being studied now.


More tools for the toolbox.


References: article & pictures; radial art line; old post

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