Intravenous Access Practice

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Intravenous Access Practice

Post by Ryan » Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:05 am

What are the best ways you learnt to 'stick' an IV?

For example, do you learn better with the process-driven approach? I.e. you prepare your kit, you prep the site, you anchor the skin, etc, etc, in order. Or do you learn best by practicing? What do you use? I've used straws for example, it's not too bad for getting the technique down on a circular artery-like object.
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Re: Intravenous Access Practice

Post by Breacher01 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:30 am

Have you served? In the last defence unit i was in we learned by sticking IV needles in eachother, and see if blood flows. Its usefull to know if your field medic is out of action or the subject.

I guess the best awnser would come from iv drug users, but they shouldnt be here.

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