Central venous catheters are placed frequently at our institution. Residents are taught the technique of subclavian line placement starting in their first year of training. Frequently the teaching stops once the line is in the vein. We have developed a method of fixation for subclavian central venous catheters that provides a safe, secure, and convenient means of fixation to the chest wall. The central venous catheter can be inserted by that technique with which the physician is the most comfortable and familiar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)536-537
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003


  • Central venous catheter
  • Fixation
  • Loop
  • Subclavian catheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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