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Ultrasound-guided cannulation of the femoral vein uses real-time ultrasound to guide the arterial puncture and a guide wire for catheter placement.
This solution is typically used in critically ill and unstable patients, particularly those with refractory shock and respiratory failure:
Let's see, below, some aspects to pay attention to and the main steps of the procedure.
Ultrasound-guided cannulation of the femoral vein requires first of all experienced and adequately trained personnel.
It is also important to know the main contraindications, to avoid using the procedure in unsuitable situations. Some examples may be an unsuitable, thrombized, heavly atherosclerotic or inaccessible artery (as seen by ultrasound) or, on the contrary, an artery that is neither palpable nor detectable by ultrasound. In fact, an arterial site should not be cannulated if no artery can be detected.
Other contraindications may be related to full-thickness burns, infection at the insertion site, or inadequate circulation.
In general, complications of ultrasound-guided cannulation may involve:
More rare, however, are complications such as limb ischemia and necrosis, pseudoaneurysm, and arteriovenous fistula.
Before proceeding with the cannulation of the femoral vein, it is important to check that the ultrasound machine is configured and functioning correctly.
Below, by macro points, we see the main steps of the procedure:
For more detailed information on each step of the procedure, please refer to the following article: How To Do Femoral Artery Cannulation, Ultrasound-Guided (Paula Ferrada, MSD Manual).
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- How To Do Femoral Artery Cannulation, Ultrasound-Guided, Paula Ferrada, MSD Manual