Step 7: Cephalic catheter placement

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Feb 10, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
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Once the catheter is fully advanced into the vein, remove the stylet and place a T-set adaptor or injection cap on the end of the catheter. Many kinds of adaptors can be used with catheters, but most veterinarians and technicians prefer a T-set adaptor since it offers an injection port and a port where intravenous fluids can be attached.
 

More in this package:
Introduction
Step 1: Clip the area
Step 2: Locate the cephalic vein
Step 3: Disinfect the area
Step 4: Insert the catheter
Step 5: Troubleshoot catheter placement
Step 6: See final catheter placement
Step 7: Place T-set adaptor
Step 8: See final T-set placement
Step 9: Tape catheter