Start Peripheral Vasopressors Early in Shock!

It has been dogmatically believed that prolonged infusion of any vasopressor mandates placement of a central line.  However, available evidence doesn’t support this. Diluted solutions of all catecholamines are safe (except Vasopressin) to be administered peripherally via a well functioning 18-20G IV or larger in forearm (no hand/wrist/AC) . No old IVs (>72 hrs) Know how […]

What’s the “Best” Site for Central Line Placement?

Using the subclavian site for central venous catheterization reduced infections and DVT to a minimum, but tripled the risk of pneumothorax compared to the internal jugular (IJ) position. Using the femoral position eliminated pneumothorax risk, and was comparable to the IJ in infection risk, but significantly increased DVT risk.  

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