Procedural sedation with dexmedetomidine for ultrasound guided central venous cannulation in agitated, high risk critically ill patients. A series of three cases

  • Gentle S Shrestha Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology, Tribhuvan Unviersity Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
  • Bashu Dev Parajuli Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology, Tribhuvan Unviersity Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
  • Amit Sharma Bhattarai Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology, Tribhuvan Unviersity Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Keywords: dexmedetomidine, ultrasound guided central venous cannulation, high risk patient

Abstract

Central venous cannulation is a commonly performed procedure in ICU. Even in the experienced hands, it is not free of complications. Acute mechanical adverse events are more likely in agitated and uncooperative patients. Ultrasound guided cannunation of internal jugular vein is associated with higher success rate and fewer mechanical complications when compared with traditional techniques. Dexmedetomidine has been used as a safe and effective agent for procedural sedation in a wide variety of patients. Here we successfully used dexmedetomidine for ultrasound guided central venous cannulation of internal jugular vein in uncooperative high risk patients, even at the extremes of age.

Bangladesh Crit Care J March 2017; 5(1): 68-69

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Gentle S Shrestha, Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology, Tribhuvan Unviersity Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu


Published
2017-05-11
How to Cite
Shrestha, G., Parajuli, B., & Bhattarai, A. (2017). Procedural sedation with dexmedetomidine for ultrasound guided central venous cannulation in agitated, high risk critically ill patients. A series of three cases. Bangladesh Critical Care Journal, 5(1), 68-69. https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v5i1.32546
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Case Reports