Take Home Points:
- Newer data suggests that the infection and DVT rates for femoral lines are similar to that for internal jugular central lines.
- In a resuscitation situation, there are likely faster ways to obtain access than a femoral line (ie IO, Peripheral IV).
- If you are going to place a femoral line, use ultrasound and position your patient properly.
REBEL Core Cast 75.0 – Femoral Lines
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- PulmCrit: Hemodynamic Access for the Crashing Patient
- Curbside EM: Femoral Central Lines
- EM Cases: EM Quick Hits 30
- Akhter M, Runde D, Lee J. Which Central Line Insertion Site Is the Least Prone to Infection. Ann Emerge Med 2013; 61(3): 362-3. PMID: 23141919
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Cite this article as: Anand Swaminathan, "REBEL Core Cast 75.0 – Femoral Lines", REBEL EM blog, February 23, 2022. Available at: https://rebelem.com/rebel-core-cast-75-0-femoral-lines/.