3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has produced technology appraisals guidance on the use of ultrasound locating devices for placing central venous catheters.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
January 2008

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the epidural space', June 2007.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information describing its guidance on this procedure for patients and their carers ('Understanding NICE guidance'). It explains the nature of the procedure and the decision made, and has been written with patient consent in mind.