Previous studies have shown that when the internal jugular vein (IJV) is 46–90° in relation to the carotid artery (CA), that safe cannulation of the vein would be difficult, if not impossible. Our goal was to further examine the anatomical relationships of the IJV and CA during head rotation to determine what head position would decrease the risk for CA puncture.
To read this article in full you will need to make a payment
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Subscribe:Subscribe to Journal of Emergency Medicine
Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
Already an online subscriber? Sign in
Register: Create an account
Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect
© 2011 Published by Elsevier Inc.