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Ultrasound-guided Long Peripheral IV Catheter (USG Long PIVC)

A viable and favorable alternative to a standard long PIVC in difficult IV access patients

Ultrasound-guided long peripheral IV catheters (PIVCs) provide more flexibility to choose veins for a short-term infusion therapy, last longer and support first-stick success.1,2

ultrasound catheter insertion

  • Over


    Adults with difficult venous access3

  • More than


    Likelihood of failed catheterization on first attempt in DIVA patients4

[1] Bahl, Amit, et al. "Ultra long versus standard long peripheral intravenous catheters: a randomized controlled trial of ultrasound-guided catheter survival." Available at SSRN 3401988 (2019).

[2] Vinograd, A.M., Chen, A.E., Woodford, A.L., Fesnak, S., Gaines, S., Elci, O.U. and Zorc, J.J., 2019. Ultrasonographic Guidance to Improve First-Attempt Success in Children With Predicted Difficult Intravenous Access in the Emergency [3] Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of emergency medicine.

Whalen M, Maliszewski B, Baptiste DL. Establishing a Dedicated Difficult Vascular Access Team in the Emergency Department: A Needs Assessment. J Infus Nurs. 2017 May/Jun;40(3):149-154.

[4] Riker, Michael W., et al. "Validation and refinement of the difficult intravenous access score: a clinical prediction rule for identifying children with difficult intravenous access." Academic Emergency Medicine 18.11 (2011): 1129-1134.