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Positioning for CVC Insertion

 
 
 
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Overview

The Trendelenburg or supine position is best for central venous catheter insertion, in order to avoid air embolisation.
  • Proceduralist Position

  • Internal jugular - at the head of the bed
  • Subclavian - on the side of insertion, toward the head of the bed
  • Femoral - on the side of insertion, toward the bottom of the bed
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