Department Blog

Michael Witting, MD, MS, and Siamak Moayedi, MD, CDEM, published the article “Advanced Intravenous Access: Technique Choices, Pain Scores, and Failure Rates in a Local Registry” in the March issue of The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Their investigation, supported by a grant from the Maryland Emergency Medicine Network, found that external jugular vein cannulation was established quicker, with fewer skin punctures and a lower rate of post-insertion failures, than ultrasound-guided cannulation of a peripheral vein. Their co-authors are Zhaoxin Yang, BS, a student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Cheryll Mack, MPA, BS, RN, who worked in the adult emergency department at the University of Maryland Medical Center at the time of the study