Simple Trick to Starting IV’s


An essential step in consistently establishing IV’s, especially when your patient has those dreaded “rolling” veins, is stabilizing the target vein. (To have a little fun, can you spot the two scenes in which we used rubber arms??) Mike Stewart invites back a favorite guest, paramedic Stacey Crump, to demonstrate a little trick that may help you improve your IV starts.

Like me and any other strategy, this trick is not perfect and will not work in all circumstances or with all patients, but hopefully it may prove useful occasionally.

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