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Ultrasound-guided peripheral venous cannulation using the Seldinger technique
  1. M Harvey1,
  2. Grant Cave2
  1. 1Emergency Department, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand
  2. 2Hutt Hospital, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Dr M Harvey, Department of Emergency Medicine, Waikato Hospital, Pembroke Street, Hamilton, New Zealand; harveym{at}

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Despite numerous proposed techniques for increasing the success of peripheral venous cannulation,1 2 the simple act of sighting a drip may still prove difficult and frustrating. Previous attempts at catheterisation, aberrant anatomy and increasingly bariatric patients challenge the skill of even the most seasoned cannulator

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