Canterbury DHB

Context

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

Contributing Factors for Problems

Documentation of procedure:

See Intravenous Cannula Insertion and Care on Hospital HealthPathways.

Care of Cannula

Cannula Infection

CDHB Visual Phlebitis scale

Score

IV site

0

No symptoms

1

Erythema at insertion site with or without pain

2

All of the above plus oedema

3

All of the above plus streak formation, palpable cord

4

All of the above plus palpable venous cord

Ref: CDHB adult observation chart, March 2010

About this Canterbury DHB document (5046):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

January 2019

Next Review:

January 2022

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Topic Code: 5046