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1

What kind of cannula should be selected for peripheral infusion therapy?

Smallest gauge and shortest length

2

How often should the IV tubing be changed to minimize the risk of phlebitis?

72 hours

3

What vein run alng the ulnar side of the arm?

Basilic

4

When starting an IV, how far should the tourniquet be placed above the site being examined for access?

6-8 inches

5

When making a vascular puncture with a front/single wall needle, how should it be inserted into the skin?

Bevel up