Central Venous Access

Goals and Objectives


  • Resident will be comfortable obtaining central venous access


For the procedure of central venous access, resident will be able to:

  • Describe indications and contraindications (if any)
  • List commonly utilized anatomic locations
  • Describe any common or severe complications associated with each site
  • Name and describe equipment required
  • List and describe the steps involved
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly perform each step of the procedure from memory
Page Author: Eric Shappell
Page Created: June 13, 2015
Peer Reviewer: Edward Lew
Peer Review Date: April 18, 2017
Last Modified: July 12, 2017