Scary procedure of Intravenous Cannulation | I.V Cannula | Safety I.V Cannula
Inserting a big needle in a vein, always scare people right? Well in most of the cases it has been observed by the Doctors and the Nursing staff that the patients get terrified when they see a nurse approaching for an Intravenous Cannulation. Of course, it causes great pain when a needle pierces through the skin and enters a vein.
It’s only the cannulation process in which an I.V Cannula is inserted in the selected vein; the patients feel terrified and scared because after cannulation there is no such pain during intravenous therapy. At that moment when the patients are scared of the cannulation process, the nursing staff should encourage them. As sometimes a little encouragement can help a lot psychologically.
Sometimes the encouragement goes in vain as younger patients don’t respond to the psychological encouragement. Well, in that case, nothing much can be done. Most of the patients think that after cannulation needle will remain connected with the I.V set, but that is not true, right? The patient should be informed that the needle comes out after insertion and a thin flexible plastic needle is left in the vein to carry on the intravenous therapy.
Nowadays, Safety I.V Cannula is also introduced in the medical and healthcare sectors which have minimized the pain of the patients. The safety IV cannula comes up with Trisectional bevel (Tribevel) needles, which helps in smoother penetration during the cannulation process. Hence, the patient does not feel much pain during the insertion process.
With such popularity of safety I.V cannula, it is widely used in the medical and healthcare sectors. But in many hospitals, a normal I.V cannula is used. This is may be due to the price difference between Safety I.V cannula and I.V cannula.
A great precaution must be taken during the time of cannulation, the whole therapy and during the removal of the I.V Cannula because in each of these three steps there are few instances which can harm the health of the patient. So, great care must be provided to patients to avoid infections, needlestick injuries, etc.
The nursing staff are well trained these days, not only for carrying out the whole process smoothly and with great care, but also giving moral support to the patients during and before the therapy. This makes the patients feel relaxed and calm during the cannulation process and it also makes the therapy smooth and less scary.