Card Set Information
Choosing Catheter Length and Gauge & technique
Catheter size considerations:
major surgery, trauma, large amounts of fluid that needs to be infused rapidly
: administration of blood and blood products, viscous infusions; routinely used pre operatively
: most adult infustion needs (blood, blood products)
: suitable for most infusion needs, pediatric pt & elderly
: suitable for most infusions, but slower rates; neonatal, pediatric, elderly, small veined ppl.
Maximum number of attempts per nurse?
Common problems with insertion:
Missed the vein
Hematoma with insertion
Catheter enters the vein but won't thread in