Show Me The TIP!

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Shyam Murali
Fellow in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care - University of Pennsylvania, Senior Editor - CriticalCareNow.com, Writer - RebelEM.com, Saxophonist, EDM remixer, husband, puppy father, and new human father

The Pre-brief

There’s a safer way to do your ultrasound-guided needle-based procedures! Watch this video to learn how to prevent complications when you are placing central lines, performing nerve blocks, etc.!

The Debrief:

  1. For your ultrasound-guided needle-based procedures (central lines, nerve blocks, etc), make sure you can see your needle tip on the ultrasound screen during the entire procedure.
  2. Use this technique to prevent complications such as arterial sticks, pneumothoraces, and damage to other surrounding structures.

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