Anybody Here Expert in IV Insertion?

  1. Um... Does anybody here knows the various IV cannula sizes and its corresponding color?

    Pleaze... help me...

    I'm beggin' for your mercy...

    Help is highly appreciated.
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  3. by   jmgrn65
    I think it can change some with different brands but I will share what I know
    Green= 18g
    Pink= 20g
    Blue= 22g i
    Yellow= 24g

    smaller number is bigger needle, I listed bigger to smaller.
  4. by   waques1984
    Quote from jmgrn65
    I think it can change some with different brands but I will share what I know
    Green= 18g
    Pink= 20g
    Blue= 22g i
    Yellow= 24g

    smaller number is bigger needle, I listed bigger to smaller.
    Thanks a bunch sir! Its just the information I need...
  5. by   fgoff
    the brand my hospital uses:
    18g- tan
    20g- green
    22g- light blue
    24g - purple

    One thing to do is pick a brand like BD and got to thier WED site for pictures, that might help.
  6. by   danh3190
    Quote from jmgrn65
    I think it can change some with different brands but I will share what I know
    Green= 18g
    Pink= 20g
    Blue= 22g i
    Yellow= 24g

    smaller number is bigger needle, I listed bigger to smaller.
    We use the same colors. Also for trauma:

    Orange= 14g
    Gray= 16g
  7. by   bsunurse
    I just want to warn you not to learn them this way and not look at the packages when you grab them to use them. We had a nurse using a 18 gauge on an infant because they changed colors on her and she was just used to grabbing by the color. My hospital seems to be always changing things and not telling us. Anyhow, the nurse kept wondering how come she was unable to get the IVs and was blowing the veins and then to come out someone told her the colors had changed almost 2 weeks ago!! So she had been doing this for some time. Just a lil' advice.

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