Extravasation of IVs placed by Ultrasound

The risk is real

By Michael Prats, MD on 10/24/16 04:00 AM

This article examines an issue that we all face. It can be frustrating to take the time to place an IV only to have it blow during a vital CT scan. Is this a result of the IV being placed by ultrasound or a result of the underlying causes that led to the patient having poor venous access? Come find out.