“Easy IJ”

10 Aug

I was told about this by one of my old bosses in Aus the other week. I’ve used it a couple of times since with good effect.

Some of you may have heard about this – the “Easy (or quick) IJ”.
It is for stable patients requiring IV access, in whom you do not want to insert a CVC or IO.  Basically – an 18G peripheral IV into the IJ while the patient performs a Valslava manoeuvre. No significant complications. It’s quick and easy and very much applicable to our patient population.
Also below is a link to an EM-RAP video demonstrating the technique.

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