Physician anaesthesiologist at Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic Physician
Interactive algorithm 'Invasive venous catheterization of critical patient' is a comprehensive guide describing course of action for venous catheterization, stressing the correct technique for each method. The emphasis is also put on the intraosseous catheterization as the method of choice when the peripheral venous cannulation is not possible in the field. Emergency department subsequently enables us to cannulate the central vein using ultrasound guided technique. This algorithm describes the roles of aforementioned methods of venous catheterization and their practical use during the care of critical patient.