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Anatomy Right Common Carotid Artery versus Internal Jugular Vein

When cannulating the right internal jugular vein for intravenous access, the resident accidentally punctures the right common carotid artery. The resident should take out the needle, and redirect it:
A. On the left side of the patients neck
B. Lateral from prior insertion site
C. Posterior from prior insertion site
D. Medial from prior insertion site
E. Anterior from prior insertion site
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B. Lateral from prior insertion site??
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B. Lateral from prior insertion site.
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I think it's D. medial from prior insertion site ... ?
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can someone pls explain the answer thnx
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When cannulating the right internal jugular vein for intravenous access, the resident accidentally punctures the right common carotid artery. The resident should take out the needle, and redirect it:
A. On the left side of the patients neck
B. Lateral from prior insertion site
C. Posterior from prior insertion site
D. Medial from prior insertion site
E. Anterior from prior insertion site
its B internal jugular vein is lateral to common carotid ...
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the correct answer is lateral from prior to insertion site
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the correct answer is lateral from prior to insertion site
Internal jugular is on the medial margin of lateral head of sternocleidomastoid and carotid artery is on the lateral margin of medial head so if the carotid has been cannulated one is on the medial head and has to go laterally.
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