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Intravenous cannula site management

A CPD article improved Claire Dempsey’s knowledge of intravenous cannula site management
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A CPD article improved Claire Dempsey’s knowledge of intravenous cannula site management

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The CPD article provided information about safe and effective practice in intravenous cannulation, including indications for cannulation, appropriate cannulation sites, types and sizes of cannula, cannula maintenance, recognising and avoiding complications.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

From reading the CPD article, I have learned about the importance of ensuring there are appropriate indications for cannulation. As an angiography staff nurse, the decision to cannulate is part of the angiography pathway used by the healthcare organisation. It is important to undertake a holistic assessment of the patient to ensure

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