- 1 OVERVIEW
- 2 INTERNAL JUGULAR VENOUS ACCESS RAPID REVIEW
- 3 ULTRASOUND SCANNING FOR INTERNAL JUGULAR VENOUS ACCESS
- 4 ACCESS ORIENTATIONS: PARALLEL VS. PERPENDICULAR TO THE VESSEL
- 5 PREPARING THE SKIN PRIOR TO ACCESS
- 6 PREPARING THE MICROPUNCTURE KIT PRIOR TO ACCESS
- 7 HOW TO HOLD THE ULTRASOUND PROBE
- 8 HOLDING THE MICROPUNCTURE NEEDLE PROPERLY
- 9 GAINING ACCESS: PARALLEL TO THE VESSEL AXIS
- 10 GAINING ACCESS: PERPENDICULAR TO THE VESSEL AXIS
This page is dedicated to discussing how to establish internal jugular vein access. This is a very common initial step taken for various types of radiology procedures, and is an important skill to possess for any procedural radiologist who will be doing endovenous work.
The sections below provide more in depth explanation about the various aspects involved in gaining access to the internal jugular vein. The overview video may be all that is required for a refresher for more advanced viewers, however the following videos help to go in further depth on key topics that relate to gaining access into the internal jugular vein.
INTERNAL JUGULAR VENOUS ACCESS RAPID REVIEW
This video provides a comprehensive (but rapid) overview regarding how to gain access into the internal jugular vein. If you would like more clarification about certain steps regarding internal jugular vein access please refer to the other videos on this page.
ULTRASOUND SCANNING FOR INTERNAL JUGULAR VENOUS ACCESS
This video discusses how to scan with ultrasound to evaluate for the internal jugular vein, before attempting to access the internal jugular vein.
ACCESS ORIENTATIONS: PARALLEL VS. PERPENDICULAR TO THE VESSEL
It is important to remember that the internal jugular vein can be accessed in a plane that is either parallel or perpendicular to its long axis. Knowing which you plan on doing before beginning your procedure is useful as it will change some technical considerations (as discussed in this video).
PREPARING THE SKIN PRIOR TO ACCESS
Before you can access the internal jugular vein, the skin puncture site must be marked and prepared. This video discusses what needs to be done after you have picked your target but before you actually access the internal jugular.
PREPARING THE MICROPUNCTURE KIT PRIOR TO ACCESS
HOW TO HOLD THE ULTRASOUND PROBE
This video goes in depth about how to hold the ultrasound probe when trying to gain access into the internal jugular vein. It may seem like a simple concept, however it is very helpful to make sure that the probe is held correctly and in a way that will make it easy to perform the rest of the procedure.
HOLDING THE MICROPUNCTURE NEEDLE PROPERLY
This is a short and simple video that discusses how to hold the micropuncture needle properly.
GAINING ACCESS: PARALLEL TO THE VESSEL AXIS
GAINING ACCESS: PERPENDICULAR TO THE VESSEL AXIS
Page Updated: 09.20.19