IV cannulation: Principles and practice
Carol Smith Lecturer, The Nightingale Institute, Kings College, London
In the A&E department, peripheral intravenous (IV) cannulation is a skill increasingly being incorporated into nursing practice
Traditionally, IV cannulation has been a medical skill simply passed on, often with little education or understanding of the underlying theoretical principles. However, in keeping with the UKCC Code of Professional Conduct (1) and the Scope of Professional Practice (2), nurses need to demonstrate sound knowledge to be fully accountable for their practice when undertaking such a role.
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