IV Cannulation: Techniques and Best Practices

In this blog post, we will explore the various techniques and best practices for IV cannulation. Intravenous (IV) cannulation is a common medical procedure used to administer medications, fluids, or draw blood samples. It involves the insertion of a cannula (thin tube) into a patient’s vein to access their bloodstream. Proper technique and understanding of best practices are crucial to ensure successful and safe IV cannulation.

Proper Preparation

Before performing IV cannulation, it is essential to gather all the necessary equipment. This includes a tourniquet, gloves, antiseptic solution, cannulas of appropriate size, and IV catheters. Ensure that you select the correct size of the cannula based on the patient’s age, vein size, and the purpose of infusion. Thoroughly wash your hands and wear gloves to maintain a sterile environment.

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