Article describes how to insert a peripheral cannula

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Peripheral cannulation is a common procedure that requires high standards of care and management to optimise patient outcomes” Shaw (20016).

Rationale and key points:

This article aims to assist practitioners to undertake the safe and effective insertion of a peripheral cannula. It provides information on best practice related to peripheral cannulation with an open-ported safety cannula. The same principles for practice apply to non-ported open safety cannulae.

  • Peripheral cannulation enables venous access, the administration of intravenous medication, infusion therapy and total parenteral nutrition. It also enables blood samples to be obtained.
  • Peripheral cannulation is a common procedure that requires high standards of care and management to optimise patient outcomes.

Reference:

Shaw, S.J. (2016) How to insert a peripheral cannula. Nursing Standard. 31(12), p.42-47.

doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e10570

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