the “JR knot” for securing central lines

14 Dec

via last month’s Procedural Pause from Dr. James Roberts:

traditionally we’re taught to thread a stitch through the central line base piece as we take the bite.

NEXT TIME…

tie your knot first, then thread through the central line piece and tie it down.

Step 1: suture a knot on your patient

jr suture 1

Step 2: thread it through the central line anchor piece

jr suture 2

Step 3: tie another knot.  it all comes together.

jr suture 3

Simple enough, logical, easy to do.

 

Add it to the toolbox.

 

References: procedural pause video

 

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