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Choosing the right Vascular access device

Ludeman, Kathy RN CPNP, CRNI, MSN

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000287723.32422.d1
Feature: VAD

One type doesn't fit all. Save time, veins, and money by following these assessment guidelines before you initiate I.V. therapy.

In Brief

By inserting the intravenous catheter best suited for your patient at the start, you can help his course of therapy run smoothly. To make the right choice, consider the variables detailed here

Author Information

Kathy Ludeman works at Peace River Regional Medical Center Home Health in Port Charlotte, Fla.

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