Placement of a central venous catheter or central venous line is a commonly performed procedure in medicine. These catheters are commonly placed in the subclavian vein, jugular vein, and femoral vein.
Large volume resuscitation in hemorrhage, sepsis, or systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
Administration of hyperalimentation (total parenteral nutrition)
Administration of cardiac inotropes or pressors
Placement of a pulmonary artery catheter