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Venous Access Longitudinal Approach

This infographic explains the longitudinal approach, the views, needle placement and more. Discover more POCUS applications through our POCUS Bytes Webinars.

Would you like to use ultrasound for vein access? Here are some tips for the longitudinal approach!
        1. Always perform a preliminary scan to assess vessel anatomy before beginning.
        2. Optimal visualization of the needle shaft occurs with a heel-toe “rocking” maneuver that brings the transducer face parallel to the needle.
        3. A “jiggling maneuver” is often performed during the procedure to produce needle movement that can be detected on the screen.
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