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

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 Winners Dec 2022!

Congratulations to Dr. Stephens & Dr. Blustein!

DRAUP lines placed:

Saved ~$129,000
*estimated cost/portable CXR = $600

DRAUP Leader Board

DRAUP Research