In this January 2012 article, Outpatient Surgery advises their readers to consider investing in technology that can help staff visualize veins beneath the skin.
“8 Tips for Efficient IV Catheterization- Find out the Secrets to First-Stick Success”
There’s no reason for your nurses to be sticking patients 2 or 3 times and then calling over the anesthesia provider to assist with a routine IV start. Here are 8 ways to improve your success rate. Read the entire Outpatient Surgery Article <http://www.outpatientsurgery.net/digital-edition/LVDE/?i=issues&y=2012&m=01> , which can be found on page 30.