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Intravenous catheter placement

Contributor(s): Lesa Thompson, Peter Dobromylskyj, Lesa Longley, Vicki Baldrey

Introduction

  • Placement of a catheter into a vein allows ready access for administration of intravenous substances and blood sampling.

Uses

  • Collection of blood samples.
  • Administration of:

Advantages

  • Allows ready access to vein.

Disadvantages

  • Often quite difficult to catheterize and maintain patency of catheter as rabbit veins are generally small.
  • Patients may self-remove catheters or bite giving set lines.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Richardson J & Keeble E (2014) Physical Examination and Clinical Techniques. In: Manual of Rabbit Medicine. Eds: Meredith A & Lord B. BSAVA. pp 80-107.
  • Varga M (2014) Rabbit Basic Science. In: Manual of Rabbit Medicine. 2nd edn. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford. pp 1-108.
  • Grint N (2013) Anesthesia. In: Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Dentistry and Imaging. Eds: Harcourt-Brown F & Chitty J. BSAVA. pp 1-25.


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