Quick general question:
Do you guys consider the external jugular a central vein or a peripheral vein and why? I was looking online and am getting a lot of conflicting information, with some states' BON stating that it's a peripheral vein (with more risks involved in cannulation, but peripheral nonetheless) and others placing it in the central vein category. Hopefully someone has a more definitive answer, or at least a place to find it.
Thank you for any responses.
I want to initiate this in our hospital...now we send our renals to radiology and ask them to place via the EJ to preserve the peripheral vasculature.....we are in Ca...and have a very experienced PICC team...just worried about an increased work load...we are so so busy now...can you tell me more about your process of implementation....anyone in California placing CVCs via the EJ as a nurse-led team???
Last edit by sirI on Oct 7, '09
If anyone wants further info on how I made this work for an LTACH, both EJ peripherals & IJ PICCs, feel free to contact me Thanks.
Last edit by jb2u on Oct 7, '09
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