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Central venous pressure line insertion for the primary health care physician

Indiran Govender, Henry I. Okonta, Olukayode Adeleke, Selvandran Rangiah
South African Family Practice | Vol 65, No 1 : Part 3| a5740 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v65i1.5740 | © 2023 Indiran Govender, Henry I. Okonta, Olukayode Adeleke, Selvandran Rangiah | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 March 2023 | Published: 08 June 2023

About the author(s)

Indiran Govender, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa
Henry I. Okonta, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, School of Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South Africa
Olukayode Adeleke, Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa
Selvandran Rangiah, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Abstract

Central venous access is an important procedure to understand and perform not only in the emergency unit but also for prolonged reliable venous access. All clinicians must be familiar and confident with this procedure. This paper will focus on applied anatomy in respect of common anatomical sites for venous access, the indications, the contraindications, the technique and complications that may arise following the procedure. This article is part of a series on vascular access. We have previously written on the intra osseous procedure and an article on umbilical vein catheterisation will follow.


Keywords

internal jugular vein; primary health care physician; subclavian vein; resuscitation; intra vascular assess; anatomy

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