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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

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

REBEL Cast Episode 19: All Vascular Access

Welcome to the November¬†2015 REBELCast, where Swami, Matt, and I are going to tackle a couple of topics in the world of Vascular Access. Peripheral intravenous (PIV) access is one of the most common procedures we perform in the emergency …

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Resuscitation

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