The Downeast EM Podcast

The Subclavian Line: the resuscitation line of champions

April 21, 2019

Check out our post on the Down East EM blog for shownotes, references, and more.


Which central venous catheter (CVC) is best for our patients? Is it the internal jugular (IJ), subclavian, or femoral? We all have our go-to, which I would argue for most, is the ultrasound (US) guided IJ. But is that what is best? Is it recommended by our medical societies? To answer this question we dive into the literature . . . I think you’ll be surprised by what we find. (Hint: it’s the Subclavian!!)



Author: Jason Hine MD 

Peer Reviewer: Jeff Holmes MD

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