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  • 1. Introduction and Surgical Approach
  • 2. Access to the Subclavian Vein
  • 3. Thread Guidewire
  • 4. Insert and Remove Dilator
  • 5. Advance Catheter
  • 6. Check and Prepare Lines and Remove Guidewire
  • 7. Secure Line
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Blind Technique for Subclavian Central Line Placement


Yoko Young Sang, MD1; Caroll Alvarado Lemus, MD2; Domingo Alvear, MD3

1Louisiana State University Shreveport
2Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital, Honduras
3World Surgical Foundation

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This case demonstrates a blind technique used for subclavian central line placement when imaging is not available. It was performed in Honduras on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation in a resource-poor environment.

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