Femoral arterial and venous catheterization is very often the most appropriate vascular access for cardiac arrest patients and for hemodynamically unstable patients.
And in this post, I have assembled the resources will help a person review the steps of femoral line placement.
First Dr. Farkas, intensivist, of the PulmCrit blog has a great post to get us started: Hemodynamic access for the crashing patient: The dirty double,
March 1, 2015 by Dr. Josh Farkas. Resource (1)
Dr. Weingart of EMCrit has a number of resources for central line placement. And they need to be reviewed along with the YouTube videos below. See Resources (2), (3), and (4)
See Resource (5), DIY Vascular Access Simulator For Use With Ultrasound, for links to a great article and videos on practicing vascular cannulation with a DIY ultrasound phantom.
Resource (6), Using Mental Practice For Femoral Line Placement, has some thoughts on using visualization techniques for femoral line placement.
And finally, the links to the videos below allow you to view some examples of femoral line placement:
PLACEMENT OF A FEMORAL VENOUS CATHETER. 12:25, YouTube. Dr. GABER SAIED MUBARAK. Uploaded on Oct 9, 2010. [This is actually a New England Journal of Medicine Procedure Video that Dr. Mubarak has uploaded]
Common femoral arterial access technique – Teaching module 1. 4:33, YouTube. Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Institue. Published on Sep 27, 2016
USG guided placement of introducer sheath in common femoral artery: Teaching module 8. 2:57, YouTube. Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Institue. Published on Dec 27, 2016
Femoral CVC & Artline Insertion. 17:42, YouTube. Vascular Access.
Published on Dec 21, 2013
Ultrasound Guided Femoral Arterial Access. 4:41, YouTube. UKETS
Published on Jun 26, 2013