U/S I.V. and vein selection

  1. We are doing more I.V. insertions with difficult sticks using the U/S machine. Currently I try to begin low and see what the pt. has in the forearm, before moving up to the basilic vein. I am more use to accessing the basilic for PICC insertion, so sometimes it's easier. What is your opinions on vein selection for U/S I.V.?

    Or should I just go with the best that I see on the screen!

    Thanks in advance
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  3. by   BigDog
    I have found that by the time we consulted the basillic is about th eonly thithing left.