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Sutter employs new procedure to treat sepsis
Roseville Press-Tribune

For decades, when doctors needed to insert a central line into the jugular of a patient they would poke and prod, using landmarks on the body to find the vein.

But there’s a large variance in the normal anatomy of the human body. So doctors might poke a dozen times to see blood to know they’d found the right place.

If they missed, they could hit an artery or puncture a lung.