Needle IV Catheter: A Comprehensive Guide


The use of intravenous (IV) catheters is crucial in modern healthcare settings for the administration of fluids, medications, and blood products. Among the various types of IV catheters available, the needle IV catheter holds a significant place. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive guide to needle IV catheters, their functions, application techniques, and best practices to ensure successful IV therapy.

Section 1: What is a Needle IV Catheter?

A needle IV catheter, also known as an intravenous cannula, is a medical device designed for the introduction of fluids into the patient’s bloodstream. It consists of a hollow plastic or metal tube, often attached to a hub, and a sharp beveled needle for puncturing the skin and veins. The needle is used to access the vein initially, and then the catheter is advanced over it once the vein is successfully cannulated.

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