Better With Ultrasound: Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Insertion

Scott J. Millington, Ariel Hendin, Ariel L. Shiloh, Seth Koenig

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Peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheter insertion is the most commonly performed procedure in hospitals. Multiple patient factors can make PIV insertion challenging, and ultrasound guidance has been demonstrated to improve the rate of success in these difficult patients. This article outlines the suggested techniques for the ultrasound-guided insertion of PIV catheters, midline catheters, and peripherally inserted central catheters. Illustrative figures and narrative videos demonstrating these techniques are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-375
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2020


  • medical education
  • peripheral intravenous
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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