Towards Safer Central Venous Access

  • D. W. M. Jones
  • A. Bodenham


Central venous access is ubiquitous, with some 200,000 UK procedures annually. Success is marred by significant numbers of early (1–10%) and later complications. The frequency of such complications has been highlighted by the medical and lay press in the USA and UK, with demands for systematic approaches for their reduction [1].


Central Venous Catheter Internal Jugular Vein Superior Vena Vascular Access Cardiac Tamponade 
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