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The "How to" Page

Being a doctor isn't all about the prescription pad! There is a lot of fun to be had in the area of procedures. This is a page full of "How To Do It" type information for procedure related things... If there is a something you'd like us to write about shoot us an email.

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- How to place a central venous catheter - Central venous catheters or central lines are like normal IVs except they are put into large veins in the body. They are used to give medications that can damage smaller veins and are also used to measure central venous pressure.



- How to place an external ventricular drain - Ventricular catheters are used to manage intracranial pressure by shunting cerebrospinal fluid. It is literally a tube going into the fluid filled space of the brain and exiting the scalp! How cool! Check out how to pop one of these bad boys in here.