Ultrasound VAD guidance by RN

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Intravenous literature: AVA have published a new position statement on the use of ultrasound guidance by registered nurses for central venous catheter insertion.

AVA state ” Many medical therapies involve administration of fluids and medications with chemical properties that make them unsafe to administer into small superficial veins. CVADs, developed and introduced over a half-century ago, are now used to deliver these life-saving fluids and medications directly to large veins and arteries. Within these vascular structures, dilution of irritating and damaging chemical properties of these agents occurs, thereby reducing short and long-term complications linked to their infusion.”

A copy of the position paper can be downloaded by clicking here.

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