Central Line Tips & Tricks: Part 2

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The Pre-brief

Part 2 of central line tips and tricks

The Debrief

  1. Familiarize yourself with the important pieces of equipment in your kit and make sure to grab necessary components that are not in your kit
  2. Set out your kit contents in order of when you need them in the procedure
  3. The blue and red scalpel has a stopper that will prevent you from cutting too deep but use your ultrasound to have guided confidence about your vessel depth
  4. The micropuncture needle can get you out of a corner, so familiarize yourself with how to use it.
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