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NICE (UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence) approves ultrasound-guided catheterisation

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK's National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended that two-dimensional ultrasound be used for placing central venous catheters (CVC). The guidance applies to adults and children in elective situations, but the technique should be considered in most clinical situations, including emergencies, says NICE. The institute also recommends against using audio-guided Doppler devices. Ultrasound not only helps pinpoint the exact position of the target vein, helping to avoid puncturing the blood vessel, but can also detect anatomical variants and thromboses, thereby reducing the risk of complications.

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