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Locating difficult veins for venepuncture and cannulation

15 February 2017

Nursing Standard

CPD

Vein location and assessment are essential to improve the success rates for vascular access. However, problems remain with first attempt success rates for peripheral...

How to undertake venepuncture to obtain venous blood samples

14 March 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Venepuncture and obtaining accurate blood samples is an important procedure in healthcare, and can assist in the diagnosis, care and...

How to insert a peripheral cannula

16 November 2016

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points This article aims to assist practitioners to undertake the safe and effective insertion of a peripheral cannula. It provides information on...

Using the Vessel Health and Preservation framework to enhance vein assessment and vascular access device selection

12 July 2017

Nursing Standard

CPD

There is a range of risk factors that can lead to peripheral intravenous (IV) cannula failure, and several failed cannulation attempts can result in the patient...

Use of closed cannulae in peripheral intravenous cannulation

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Undertaking peripheral intravenous (IV) cannulations and the management of cannulae are associated with the risk of blood leakage or spillage and blood exposure....
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