Peripheral intravenous cannulation video


Ortega, R., Sekhar, P., Song, M., Hansen, C.J. and Peterson L. (2008) Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation. The New England Journal of Medicine. 359(21).

Since this article has no abstract, below are the first 100 words from the narration of this Video in Clinical Medicine and its chapter headings.

Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation Introduction: The ability to obtain peripheral intravenous access is an essential skill for all physicians. Although considered one of the simplest invasive procedures, mastering this potentially lifesaving intervention requires refined skills and experience. Cannulating a vein, particularly a small one, can be challenging. The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to access peripheral veins using an intravenous catheter. Indications Peripheral intravenous catheterization is required in a broad range of clinical applications, including intravenous drug administration, for intravenous hydration, transfusions of blood or blood components, during surgery, during emergency care, and in other situations in which . . . 

  • Introduction
  • Indications
  • Contraindications
  • Anatomy
  • Site Selection
  • Equipment
  • Preparation
  • Procedure
  • Troubleshooting
  • Complications
  • Summary

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