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Inform client about procedure and indication
Gather supplies
Wash and Dry hands
Use Universal Precautions - wear gloved (some nurses don't, and it's not cool).
Apply tourniquet
Locate a vein
Clean the area with alcohol
Position and insert needle, looking for a flash of blood
Advance catheter
Release the tourniquet
Remove the needle
Secure the catheter and start IV fluids if ordered
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