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Vascular Access Made Easy

Time-tested tips for locating veins and starting IVs.
By Richard Novak, MD

​​ Outpatient SurgeryTalented surgeons, a staff full of Florence Nightingales and Starbucks in the waiting room won't matter much to patients if they're stuck more than pincushions during IV starts. It's true: Patients who've been poked and prodded multiple times in pre-op will remember that experience long after they leave your facility, no matter how successful their surgeries. Make sure patients never complain about IVs again with these 6 proven steps for first-stick-success, which I've developed from starting more than 20,000 lines throughout my career. Read the full article here.

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