Seldinger Technique for Intravenous (IV) Line Placement
- The Seldinger technique is the most common method used when placing a central intravenous (IV) line
- The Seldinger technique can be used when placing central IV lines in the following locations:
- Internal jugular vein
- Subclavian vein
- Femoral vein
- PICC line or ultrasound guided IV into a deeper vein
- It is also commonly a technique used in placement of an arterial line (a-line) in the radial or femoral artery when continuous blood pressure monitoring is needed.
- Correct implementation of the Seldinger technique and in the following order has not resulted in any known evidence of complications as it relates to the guide wire or venous catheter.
- Note: Some clinicians will claim that using a scalpel to enlarge the puncture site along the guide wire could potentially result in cutting the wire, but tour knowledge there are no published reports or studies of this to validate that claim.
Procedure: Seldinger Technique
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