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IV Cannulas


February 15th, 2021


  • Clinical Features

  • Red / purple discolouration
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • IVC visibly out of the vein
  • Significance

  • Due to blood leaking from the vein into surrounding tissue.
  • Prevention

  • Insert the cannula properly
  • Apply pressure to the site on removal of the cannula
  • Management

  • Apply a pressure bandage to the site.
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