Picture Quiz: Know your anatomy.

Donal Shanahan

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A 25 year old man was brought into the emergency
department by ambulance. He was involved in a road
traffic incident and had an obvious site of blood loss from
a fracture of an upper limb. On his arrival at the
emergency department, you are told that the ambulance
paramedic was unable to gain intravenous access and
are asked by the person in charge of resuscitation to try
to gain access. You are unable to find any peripheral
veins because he is hypovolemic. You attempt to put in a
central line via the femoral vein (fig 1).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318
Number of pages1
JournalStudent BMJ
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2005


  • Education
  • Applied Anatomy

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