Question 1 of 3

The vascular access which is least desirable in a patient of cardiac arrest is the:

Peripheral antecubital vein.

Subclavian vein.

Internal jugular vein.

Brachial vein

Femoral vein.

A peripheral vein should be the first choice for IV access in patients with cardiac arrest. Central venous access is an alternative, and if performed, preferred site would be the internal jugular vein to limit interruption of CPR that at times occurs with the insertion of a subclavian line. Because subdiaphragmatic flow is minimal, femoral vein cannulation should be avoided.