Original Article

Central Venous Catheter Interventions in Emergency Department; A Retrospective Study


  • Fahrettin ACAR
  • Başar CANDER
  • Sadık GİRİŞKİN
  • Mehmet GÜL

Received Date: 12.02.2008 Accepted Date: 13.01.2009 Eurasian J Emerg Med 2009;8(1):35-38


In this study, for one year ›t was analyzed that our central venous catheter interventions in emergency department retrospectively.

Materials and Methods:

In this study, in 2006 for twenty months we interventioned 195 patients inserted central venous catheter in emergency department retrospectively.


Internal jugular vein was frequently used for central venous catheterization (% 78.9). In the unit of patients indication of catheterization was fluid replacement and measurement of central venous pressure (55.3 %). The most freuquent rension of urgent admission was traffic accident in surgical emergency cases (17,4 %), and cerebrovascular disease in internal emergency cases (10.7 %). The complication developed in internal jugular vein catheterization (14,9 %), subclavian vein catheterization (25 %), and femoral vein catheterization (28.5 %), respectively. The most frequent complications were arterial catheterization in internal juguler road (7.7 %), femoral infections in femoral vein (14.2 %), and catheter disfunctions in subclavian vein (20 %).


Central venous catheter intervention is crucial especially in emergency department. Internal jugular vein is prefential road owing to less complication.

Keywords: Central venous catheterisation, emergency department, complication, internal jugulary vein