Canterbury DHB


Peripheral Vein Cannulas

Infusion therapy and intravascular devices carry substantial and unappreciated risk for producing iatrogenic harm. Good insertion technique and subsequent care can prevent complications.

Authorised personnel to perform IV cannulation include:

In This Section

Contributing Factors for Problems

Care of Cannula

Cannula Infection

CDHB Visual Phlebitis scale

About this Canterbury DHB document (5046):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

January 2019

Next Review:

January 2022


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Topic Code: 5046