Venous Catheter: Insertion Points

Areas on upper arms and upper chest where catheter may be put in the body.

Current as ofSeptember 23, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

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