How to Start an IV Tips and Tricks

  1. How to Star an IV Tips and Tricks

    • Use a blood pressure cuff for difficult sticks
    • Wrap patients in a warm blanket if available on unit
    • Don't Be Afraid to Fail only way to get good at IV's is practice
    • Confidence in yourself don't put negative thoughts in your head
    • Use a vein finder if it is available on your unit
    • Don't use a tourniquet on veins that are palpable and visible without any pressure being applied
    • Use the right gauge catheter for the vein you find the smaller the number the bigger the needle the bigger the number the smaller the needle

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