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The PACER Trial: Platelet Transfusion before CVC Placement in Patients with Thrombocytopenia

Background: Bleeding complications are an uncommon but potentially a significant risk during central venous catheter (CVC) placement. Thrombocytopenia is associated with increased bleeding complications but there is no good-quality evidence showing that prophylactic platelet transfusions decrease that risk. Previous studies …

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Hematology and OncologyProcedures and Skills

REBEL Cast Ep91: Static Ultrasound vs Landmark Placement of Subclavian Central Lines

Background Information:¬†Central venous catheterization is a common procedure performed in the ICU for the purposes of drug administration and resuscitation. The subclavian vein is the more preferred access site given its fixed puncture location, ease for nursing access and low …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitation

Changing Arm Position for Ultrasound Guided Subclavian Central Lines?

The subclavian route is known to be the site for central line placement with the lowest risk of infection, but can also lead to many mechanical complications [2]. The biggest risk of subclavian line placement is an iatrogenic pneumothorax. The …

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Procedures and Skills

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