Central Venous Catheter Placement in Chelonians

Key Points

  • Long-term vascular access is difficult to obtain and maintain in chelonians.
  • Central venous catheters provide flexibility and length to avoid catheter dislodgement.
  • The Seldinger or guide wire technique for placement of central venous catheters is simple to learn and only requires sedation and pre-assembled kits.
  • Central lines are an effective tool that allow serial blood measurements and can be used for anesthesia administration, intravenous drug delivery, blood product transfusions, and continuous fluid therapy or continuous rate infusions.

Long-term vascular access is difficult to obtain and maintain in chelonians. Fortunately, central venous catheters provide flexibility and length to avoid catheter dislodgement. Central lines are an effective tool that allow serial blood measurements and can be used for anesthesia administration, intravenous drug delivery, blood product transfusions, and continuous fluid therapy or continuous rate infusions.This photo tutorial article describes this simple technique step-by-step . . .


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