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“Scusa me lo togli? Mi fà fastidio!!” Molly #kitten #tricolor #cat #girl #ivcatheter #lifeforvet #loveforpet #genovavet #vet #vettech

Today was a big milestone for me in the vet-med world! Placed my very first IV catheter (and used it!) on a cat! Beyond proud of myself! #ivcatheter #firstivcatheter #firstivplacement #vetmed #firsttime #vetassistant #futurervt #cat #ivcatheter #learning #milestone #proud #veterinary #feline

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Just fun stuff we do at school. 👩🏻‍⚕️💉 #iv #ivcatheter #nursingschool #funstuff #ididthis #intravenous #solute *This is a fake arm, and yes, there are bubbles don’t worry 😬

Today....was a Monday....PSA fellow techs, 24g catheters CAN do some damage. #vettech #stabystabstab #veterinarymedicine #vetmed #ivcatheter #iworkwitheffort

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Today I did my first successful intravenous (IV) cannulation! 💪🏻👏🏻😅 It is a skill that’s very important for a nurse and midwife to master so I’m happy to have a positive experience like this one, yay 🤓 IV cannulation is not always easy for experienced professionals either if a person’s veins are not easily palpable let alone visible. But luckily there are different tips and tricks to help find them more easily. Check out an awesome post by @rishimd about the topic; his tips definitely helped me! 😊👍🏻👍🏻
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👩🏻‍⚕️💉How many times a day to you UNDRESS & assess the IV catheter insertion site of patients?

I recommend that IV catheters are undressed (bandage materials removed), visualised and redressed at least TWICE daily.
Why not make it protocol to do it 7am & 7pm?
You should examine the site for swelling, inflammation or discharge....basically any signs of phlebitis!
If you detect a problem speak to your Vet.
My reason WHY I feel so strongly that the IV site should be visualised twice daily is because it doesn't matter how often you flush the catheter if the IV catheter isn't in the vein... also the bung or giving set could have detached under the bandage. 🤔Do we want perivascular fluids or medication? #NoThanks! 🤔Do we want our bandage to be medicated? #NoThanks!

The flushing FREQUENCY of IV catheters is still very much in discussion. Most texts suggest that flushing IV catheters every 4-8 hours should be sufficient to keep them patent.
If your patient is undergoing anaesthesia ALWAYS undress the site you can clearly see the IV insertion site and can observe for problems or displacement.
Remember to redress the site before the patient wakes up.
There is also many opinions as to whether a heparinised saline or normal saline is more appropriate for flushing. The majority conclude that it is the act and frequency of flushing that is more important than the solution used.
Remember aseptic practices when dealing with IVs - clean hands (gloves) & alcotip swabs 💪🏻 Here is an interesting article on IV catheter flushing practices;

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/vec.12093#references-section
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Yesterday, Trainee Nurse Rachel placed her first IV catheter 😱 You're an absolute gun Rach and we can't wait to continue to watch you grow into an amazing Veterinary Nurse 😊😍 #traineevetnurse #kickinggoals #ivcatheter #vetnurselife #brunswickcentralvet

One of Today's patients. Don't worry he's just sedated. 😁 #bobcat #bobcats #ivcatheter #sickkitty #radiology #vettechlife

Our students are a month into the phlebotomy program and everyone is feeling a lot more confident! Practice. 📷 Suzette Flick #phlebotomist #student #intravenous #blooddraw #ivcatheter #phlebotomy #ucla #westwood #westla #discoverla #socal #losangeles #california

No chew VetWrapz by @millpledgeveterinary is 💪🏼 At my practice we use this specifically to bandage in the IV catheters of day patients so we have a universal visual tool that there is an IV in place to prevent them being discharged from hospital with catheters in.
As well as being both functionally and visually effective it is also bitter tasting hence the ‘no chew’ so most patients leave their IV alone. ❤️ it!
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Today was our trial run for our cat neuter’s next week. I’m the vascular nurse in my group. So venipuncture and perform PCV, TP, and FIV/FeLV snap test, as well as getting IV catheter supplies ready. As most know, cat neuters take like 3 minutes for the VIC, but we must be fully prepared and know all the steps involved. All very exciting and our instructor said we all rocked it. #vettechstudent #rvtstudent #vetassistant #carringtoncollege #werockedit #neuter #catneuter #letsdoit #lastlabday #finalsarecoming #ivcatheter #ivcatheterpractice #ivcatheterprep

Practice always makes improves your skills. I know you should always start distal on the extremity when starting an IV, but that cephalic vein in the upper arm was not visible and good practice. You have to feel it, not see it. It’s all in the technique.

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