Emergency & Critical Care: Practical Techniques: Vascular Access


This vet nurse CPD online lecture examines IV catheter placement to gain vascular access in detail. It discusses selection and type of IV catheter and routine peripheral vein placement.  It goes on to discuss central IV access using the seldinger techinque, and then also looks at intraosseus infusion. It also discusses maintenance and possible complications involved in vascular access.

Learning Outcomes

The learner will gain knowledge & understanding of :

  • IV Catheter selection & types
  • The placement of IV Catheters
  • The maintenance & possible complications involved


Louise O’Dwyer MBA BSc(Hons) VTS(ECC) DipAVN(Medical, Surgical) RVN


For Australian VNs:

The National Industry Advisory Group for Veterinary Nursing has allocated One CPD point to this continuing education activity (1 hour in total).  To gain your NIAG approved Certificate please email directly on CPD completion (info@vetnurseonline.co.uk).


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