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