Step 9: Cephalic catheter placement

Feb 10, 2010
By staff
Proceed to tape the catheter in place using 1-in porous hospital grade tape. This is one of several ways to properly secure a catheter. Using another method, such as bandaging material, is fine as long as it is safe and comfortable for the patient and secures the IV catheter firmly in place. It is important to test and flush the catheter after placement.

More in this package:
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