Title

Ultrasound-guided Great Saphenous Vein Access in Trauma Cases

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

11-9-2018

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

The great saphenous vein (GSV) should be considered as a vascular access point in cases of difficult access such as in trauma patients or hypovolemic patients. The GSV has been proven to be a viable vessel for peripheral venous access, however its use in emergency departments (ED) is still limited nationally. Ultrasound guidance makes the GSV access procedure quick, easy, and accurate. Furthermore, with a handheld ultrasound machine, even first responders could be establishing access and providing life-saving fluids and medications in route to more substantial care.

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Copyright 2018 all authors

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