Optimal site for ultrasound-guided venous catheterisation in
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Introduction
Peripheral venous access is crucial for perioperative administration of drugs and fluids. In paediatric patients, the veins in the dorsal network of the hands or feet are generally selected for the initial catheterisation attempt since they are often visible or at least palpable. When veins are invisible or impalpable because of pre-operative dehydration or thick subcutaneous tissue, as is common in children from 1 to 3 years of age, peripheral venous catheterisation can be difficult and time-consuming.

Various techniques have been reported to aid catheterisation in such cases. However, these methods (cut-downs, local warming, and nitroglycerin ointment) are rarely used, because they are time-consuming or overly invasive. Ultrasonography is an easy and non-invasive technique that has been used to guide peripheral venous access, similar to that for central venous access and radial artery catheterisation.....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4335777/
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