Ultrasound Needle Guides for Vascular Access

Physicians utilizing needle guidance for vascular access procedures have found improved needle visualization, decreased access time and increased success rate for first attempt insertions

Physicians utilizing needle guidance for vascular access procedures have found:

  • Improved needle visualization 2,3 | Visibility increased 54.4% with a needle guide vs. free-hand technique in the placement of a subclavian vein CVC
  • Decreased access time 2 | Access time was reduced by 52.9% when cannulating the subclavian vein
  • Increased success rate for first attempt insertions 4,5 | Successful bedside insertions increased to more than 90%, compared to 73% success rate without ultrasound guidance.

The use of ultrasound needle guides is increasingly significant in vascular access procedures 1,2, including:

  • Central venous catheter (CVC): internal jugular vein 3, subclavian vein, femoral vein
  • Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)
  • Dialysis access
  • Arterial lines

CIVCO's disposable needle guides are compatible with most ultrasound systems and attach directly to your transducer via a custom-designed, reusable bracket.

Infiniti Plus needle guidance system is an effective tool used to improve efficiency and outcomes for in-plane (IP) ultrasound-guided nerve blocks and central line placement.
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AccuSITE Needle Guides
The AccuSITE needle guidance system allows for an out-of-plane (OOP) approach, designed specifically for central line placement. The AccuSITE needle guide increases first-time success rates during catheter placement procedures.
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1. Moore, C. L. (2014), "Ultrasound First, Second, and Last for Vascular Access" Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 33: 1135-1142 doi:10.7863/ultra.33.7.1135
2. Maecken T, Heite L, Wolf B, Zahn PK, Litz RJ, "US-guided catheterization of the subclavian vein: free-hand vs. needle-guided technique" Anesthesia: The Association of Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, 2015; 1-8
3. Ball R, Scouras N. Orebaugh S, Wilde J, Saki T. "Randomized Prospective Observational Simulation Study Comparing Residents Needle Guided vs. Free-hand Ultrasound Techniques for Central Veneous Catheter Access." British Journal of Anaesthesia. 108.1 (2011): 72-79.
4. "Improved care and reduced costs for patients requiring peripherally inserted central catheters: the role of the bedside ultrasound and a dedicated team" JPEN: Journal of Enteral Nutrition, September/October 2005, p.1.
5. Moureau, Nancy, CRNI, BSN. "Using Ultrasound to GUIDE PICC Insertion." Nursing, December 2003, p. 1.

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