IV injection and Blood collection

  1. why are iv injections use?
    • rapid absorption of medication, fluids
    • administering medication if to caustic for IM or SQ tissue
  2. Possible problems with IV injections?
    • Needle passing through
    • collapsing vein (work to fast)
    • Hematoma (injecting to fast, wiggling, unsteady hand)
  3. Most common vein used for IV on cats and dogs?
    cephalic
  4. steps for prepping a cephalic vein
    • assemble syringe (loosen cap)
    • wet cotton ball w/ alcohol
    • shave hair is needed
    • place animal in restraint
    • wipe area
  5. what does the restrainer do to the vein when doing blood draws on the cephalic leg? injection?
    • roll and hold off vein
    • release pressure when administer tells you too
  6. Steps to findingĀ and inserting the needle for a cephalic draw:
    • 1) palpate vein and visualise
    • 2)grab syring and place other hand thumb by vessel
    • 3)insert needle lower then sweet spot
    • 4)insert as flat as possible (cephalic vein is superficial)
    • 5) thread needle in all the way to the hub if possible
  7. How to ensure your in the vein:
    • Aspirate (if blood you're in)
    • roll thumb over to hold steady
  8. If you do not aspirate blood what do you do?
    • Move needle out (without going all the way out!)
    • visualise
    • redirect
  9. How should you move your needle under the skin?
    • up or down motion
    • then try left and right
  10. After syringe is fill what do you do next (before pulling out)
    • use aspirating hand to get cotton ball and place over injection sight
    • withdrawl needle
    • keep pressure until bleeding stops
  11. If you have a blood sample how do you transfer the blood to the collection container?
    remove needle and shoot (slowly) into container
Author
cwehde
ID
308417
Card Set
IV injection and Blood collection
Description
IV injections and drawing
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