Thoughts on femoral central venous access and arterial line access as first line access in high volume COVID hospitals? Less draping, faster, easier access, lower complications, maybe equivalent risk of blood stream infection? Higher DVTs? @jmills1955 @DanHan @VascularMD
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22809915/ . .
The Risk of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection With Femoral Venous Catheters as Compared to...
Although earlier studies showed a lower risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections when the internal jugular was compared to the femoral site, recent studies show no difference in the rate of...https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22809915/