Central Venous Cannulation Techniques
Central venous cannulation (CVC) is a commonly performed procedure in anesthesia and intensive care. It facilitates optimal anesthetic and perioperative management particularly the management of high-risk patients and the long-term management of those with chronic underlying diseases. To insert a central venous line means to place a catheter within the thoracic cavity, with the tip terminating in the joint between the right atrium and the superior vena cava (SVC). CVC is important in infants and children because of the need to establish and maintain a vascular access.
KeywordsPediatric Intensive Care Unit Vascular Access Superior Vena Cava Central Venous Line Intravenous Lipid Emulsion
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