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Intravenous catheterization

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Synonym(s): IV catheterization


Introduction

  • Intravenous catheterization allows for immediate access to the venous system.
  • Fluid support is vital in improving prognosis in sick patients.
  • Intravenous catheterization of most veins allows for administration of medication and fluid support only.
Readily accessible veins often collapse easily and are not suitable for blood collection.
 

Uses

Advantages

  • Allows ready access to vein and rapid administration of medication:
    • Dose of medication can often be reduced.
    • Faster onset of action.
  • More effective fluid support in compromised patients.

Disadvantages

  • Often difficult to catheterize and maintain patency in small mammals.
  • Requires practice.
  • Often easiest done when patient is sedated. This is not ideal in compromised patients or patients undergoing surgery.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Nau R & Schunck O (1993) Cannulation of the lateral saphenous vein-a rapid method to gain access to the venous circulation in anaesthetized guinea pigs. Lab Anim 27, 23-25 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Quesenberry K E & Orcutt C O (2012) Basic Approach to Veterinary Care. In: Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 3rd edn. Eds: Quesenberry K E & Carpenter J W. Elsevier, USA. pp 20-21.
  • Quesenberry K E, Donnelly T M & Mans C (2012) Biology, Husbandry and Clinical Techniques of Guinea Pigs and Chinchillas. In: Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery. 3rd edn. Eds: Quesenberry K E & Carpenter J W. Elsevier, USA. pp 279-294.

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