Vascular Access

  • Mir Saaduddin Ahmad


  • For rapid fluid infusion, wide bore cannulae of short length will facilitate resuscitation.

  • Rate of flow can be affected by external factors like gravity, infusor devices and fluid viscosity.

  • Difficult cannulation can be aided by the use of high-frequency (8–5 MHz) ultrasound.

  • If direct cannulation fails, techniques like intra-osseous access, endotracheal access and venous cutdown can be used for drug administration.


Venous Access Peripheral Vein Medial Malleolus Arterial Access Sternal Notch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Emergency DepartmentQueen’s HospitalRomfordUK

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