De-implementation of Routine Chest Radiographs after Adoption of Ultrasound Guided Insertion and Confirmation of Central Venous Catheter Protocol

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DRAUP by the Numbers 2020-Present

What is DRAUP?

Our ED is the first in the country to begin Ultrasound confirmation of above-the-diaphragm central venous catheters.


It’s Fast!

It’s Easy! 

It’s just as good as a CXR!

It reduces wasted resources and wasted minutes! 


DRAUP lines placed:

Saved ~$178,800
*estimated cost/portable CXR = $600