Updated: Mar 5, 2021
Published Feb 26, 2021
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My only addition is to use shorts (not longer than 1.16”). I’m not as good with butterflies but they are only 1”, so if I need a really short needle, I’ll go that route. If necessary I’ll start distal to where I intend to puncture the vein if I am afraid that the catheter will either be too long for the length of the vein, or encroach on the wrist. The hub can always hang off the knuckles if you tape it down really well.
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