Once I've found a site I like, I'll always lightly push the skin in a perpendicular direction with my finger. It gives me a good idea how much of a "roller" the vein is, as well as letting me know how much I'll need to stabilize it.Brown has found vein stabilisation is most important
Lol, at first glance I thought that's what I was looking at!Good G-d man...I've done cutdowns that were less bloody....
Well, I know..... But hey, it was my first stick and to be honest, as soon a blood started squirting everywhere, I kind of stared at for a few seconds thinking "WTF did I forget?" Then my partner occluded the cath in his own arm and got things back under control. Lol!Good G-d man...I've done cutdowns that were less bloody....
Depends on the patient's BP. It won't flow rapidly but you should get some flow.Personally, I would think that an IV with a cath located in an artery would likely not run all that well and actually have significant back pressure with blood entering the tubing.
Good luck with getting a 14 into most people's brachial artery without having a massive amount of vasospasm.14ga line and dislodged the IV
It poured through there in a steady stream, not even a drip to count. His pressure was hard to stablize. LP12 was taking pressures every 5 min, if it dropped below 90 systolic I'd bolus him, the next few pressures would be up between 110 and 120/40, then back down. Most times I can get the drip rate titrated to maintain the systolic, but I couldn't on this kid....I was playing catch up all night.Depends on the patient's BP. It won't flow rapidly but you should get some flow.
That's been my experience as well, a little direct pressure and it's good as new, but then, my experience is mainly with ABG acquisition, not a 14ga in an artery.most arterial lines bleed less than their venous counterparts upon removal.