Therapy Highlight: Safe CVC Placement
Broad range of choices for any application
The B. Braun Certofix® product range offers a comprehensive portfolio of acute central venous catheter (CVC) sets for both adult and paediatric patients. Certofix® CVCs are used in various acute care environments in the hospital.
- Vasopressors / Inotropes
- Vessel-irritating drugs
- Parenteral nutrition
- IV Solutions with high osmolality
- Difficult peripheral vein access
- Hemodynamic monitoring
(in combination with other devices e.g. Pulmonary Artery Catheter)
- Transfusion of blood products
CVC Placement with Certofix®
B. Braun - Your System Partner for Ultrasound-guided CVC Placement and ECG-guided Catheter Tip Positioning
Intraatrial ECG for Catheter Tip Positioning
An ECG signal can be recorded either by skin electrodes or by an electric conductive element introduced into the atrium. A central venous catheter is perfectly suited for this purpose. If the catheter tip is advanced past the sinoatrial node into the right atrium, an abnormal P wave is produced in the intraatrial electrocardiogram.
This signal disappears as soon as the catheter is retracted back into the superior vena cava.
The intraatrial (intravascular) ECG technique can be used to confirm CVC tip position during or after CVC placement.