Basic IV Catheter Placement

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  • PICTURE
  • Basic IV Catheter Placement

    1. 1. Basic Peripheral IV Catheter Placement Ed Carlson, CVT IVG Technician Learning & Development Specialist
    2. 2. Outline • Basic Venous Anatomy • Complications Associated with IV Catheters • Types of IV Catheters • Basic Peripheral IV Catheter
    3. 3. Left Forelimb - Dorsal View
    4. 4. Right Hind Limb - Lateral View
    5. 5. Right Hind Limb - Medial View
    6. 6. Catheter Insertion Complications Hemorrhage, Bruising, Hematoma • Unsuccessful insertions & recurrent venipuncture attempts • Accumulation of blood, proteins & cellular debris in the subcutanous space dramatically increases the possibility of infection & thrombosis of the vessel
    7. 7. Catheter Insertion Complications Catheter Embolism •life-threatening complication
    8. 8. Catheter Maintenance Complications Phlebitis •Inflammation of a vein Thrombophlebitis •Inflammation of a vessel with clot formation
    9. 9. Over­‐the­‐Needle Catheters
    10. 10. Shave
    11. 11. Lateral Saphenous
    12. 12. Medial Saphenous Abbott Animal Health
    13. 13. Bandaging
    14. 14. Keep the catheter out of the hair!
    15. 15. Don’t touch the catheter!
    16. 16. Questions?

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