Central Lines can be very difficult to place. True central lines are the subclavian line and the internal jugular line. There is also the provision for insertion of a femoral.

Subclavian lines can be easier to establish as the subclavian vein is a permanently distended vessel that[…]

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Hydrofluoric Acid Burns can be very serious burns, with fatalities documented at <5% burns area. Hydrofluoric acid is a weak acid that is used in industry in electroplating and glass etching and in smaller business in carpet cleaners and other such stain removing products. It’s a weak acid with good tissue penetration, that binds calcium…

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As ultrasound machines get smaller and smaller I’m excited at what is coming up. In Australia Sonosite have introduced the new handheld PDA-type ultrasound machine. A bit geeky if you hang it round your neck, but I won’t care. The problem with most of these is that the software hasn’t quite caught up yet. Above…

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