Why the ultrasound-guided approach to central vein catheterization is replacing the landmark method.

November 24, 2014


Safe and ultrasound
By Nicole Gray

Since 1900, life expectancy has increased from less than 50 years to more than 80, thanks in part to remarkable improvements in medicine and healthcare delivery. Nonetheless, as renowned surgeon Atul Gawande once wrote, “We look for science to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure, but it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, fallible individuals and, at the same time, lives on the line.”

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