Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Line Placement: A Narrative Review of Evidence-based Best Practices
- Author(s): Gottlieb, Michael
- Sundaram, Tina
- Holladay, Dallas
- Nakitende, Damali
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2017.7.34610
Peripheral intravenous line placement is a common procedure in emergency medicine. Ultrasoundguidance has been demonstrated to improve success rates, as well as decrease complicationsand pain. This paper provides a narrative review of the literature focusing on best practices andtechniques to improve performance with this procedure. We provide an evidence-based discussionof preparation for the procedure, vein and catheter selection, multiple techniques for placement, andline confirmation.