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Differentiating Artery from Vein

When I’m eavesdropping on other peoples conversations at ultrasound courses, I often hear people talk about compressing the vessel you want to cannulate to make sure its a vein and not an artery (if you happen to be placing a peripheral IV).  Here’s the thing: Peripheral arteries and veins can both be compressible.

I suggest looking for pulsitility instead of compressibility when trying to differentiate between the two. Check out the podcast for more deets.

One Response to Differentiating Artery from Vein

  1. Simple instructions, high educational effect!
    I really enjoy your lessons!

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