Ultrasound-guided peripheral venous access vs. the external jugular vein as the initial approach to the patient with difficult vascular access.
J Emerg Med. 2010 Oct;39(4):462-7
Authors: Costantino TG, Kirtz JF, Satz WA
Traditionally, Emergency Physicians (EPs) have used the external jugular (EJ) vein to gain vascular access in patients who have failed nursing attempts at peripheral access. Recently, some EPs have used ultrasound (USIV) to gain peripheral access.
PMID: 19303238 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]