Rapid Femoral Vein Assessment (RaFeVA): A systematic protocol for ultrasound evaluation of the veins of the lower limb, so to optimize the insertion of femorally inserted central catheters

Fabrizio Brescia, Mauro Pittiruti, Matthew Ostroff, Daniele G. Biasucci

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a new protocol—named RaFeVA (Rapid Femoral Vein Assessment)—for the systematic US assessment of the veins in the inguinal area and at mid-thigh, designed to evaluate patency and caliber of the common and superficial femoral veins and choose the best venipuncture site before insertion of a FICC.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Vascular Access
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • assessment
  • central venous access
  • patient safety
  • Techniques and procedures
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Nephrology

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