Flashcards in Chapter 2 Deck (20)
How do you select a vein? (6)
What does Turgor mean?
Bounce or resilience
What are the antecubital veins and order of preference?
1. Median cubital vein - center
2. Cephalic vein - harder to palpate and lies on the outside edge
3. Basilic vein - large and easy to palpate but nearby other important structures of the arm
What is antecubital fossa?
The inside of your elbow
Why is a deeper vein better?
Deeper veins usually have better flow and less damaged.
What is the ideal vein?
Predictable straight course
What is the ideal condition of the vein?
Bounces under the touch and is smooth with valves spaced far enough apart that you don't hit any others upon entry.
What is the middle vein?
Median cubital vein
What is the vein on the inside arm?
What is the outside vein?
What do you need to know for a hand draw? (6)
1. Smaller gauge needle - 25g
2. Use butterfly needle
3. Avoid valves in veins
4. Stabilize patient
5. Adjust angle
6. Anchor firmly
What type vein should be accessed by doctors?
Main venous vessel
What 2 things are near the basilica vein?
1. Median cutaneous nerve
2. Brachial artery
Why is an antecubital vein best?
Close to surface and less pain
What does thrombosis mean?
What is a varicose vein?
Damaged, blood collects
Why don't you stick in confluence?
5 examples of unsuitable veins?
Hard cord like vein
What is one example of very suitable vein