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Tools to Improve Your IV Start Success

Devices that help locate veins in challenging patients can help ensure a smooth start on the first try.

Irene Tsikitas, Associate Editor

Painful, multiple-stick IV starts are a problem that aren't going to go away on their own (see "Challenges to Getting It Right the First Time"). The good news is that you can arm your staff with tools that can help ensure a smooth, comfortable IV start on the first try. Let's explore the different technologies and training resources available to take the pain out of IV insertion.

 
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