When is ultrasound-guided vascular access indicated in the management of pediatric dehydration?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Alex Koyfman, MD; Chief Editor: Muhammad Waseem, MS, MBBS, FAAP, FACEP, FAHA  more...
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Bedside ultrasound guidance should be used whenever possible to facilitate direct visualization when placing these lines. In infants and young children, access to the internal jugular vein may be difficult because of the short necks. Umbilical vein catheterization may be difficult and usually is not recommended for neonates who have been discharged from the hospital and are returning to the ED.


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