Peripheral intravenous cannulation: safe insertion and removal technique
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Peripheral intravenous cannulation: safe insertion and removal technique

Paula Ingram Senior practitioner, clinical skills, NHS Lothian
Irene Lavery Practice development facilitator, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh

The aim of this article is to reinforce good practice in insertion and removal techniques for peripheral intravenous cannulation. The article is intended as a practical guide. It is important that staff receive adequate education and training to undertake this skill competently, and also that they maintain competence in practice.

Nursing Standard. 22, 1,44-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.09.22.1.44.c4613

Correspondence

paula.ingram@luht.scot.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review