By - stephanienich
Before doing any poking, pull the cannula back a cm and then place it forward again. That way it won't be "sticky" as you slide the catheter forwards. From your description there is no way of telling what you are doing wrong.
I get flashback and it just blows.. I don’t know if my angle is wrong or what??
No idea, would need to observe your technique I guess. I use both nexiva and venflon and don't have any issues - although I prefer the nexiva due to being able to observe the flash in the catheter instead of all the way at the back. Do you stop when you get flashback, adjust the angle then advance a few mm more? Look at the different gauge IVs and observe how much more you need to insert them after flashback for each of them. Also, I like to pull up on the vein so as to make the distance to the other side of the vein further, hold on and I'll link a video on this.
That was really cool!! I tried it tonight and it worked!
Hey, that's great!
It was a HUGE struggle for me to adjust to these after using BD Insytes for 10 years. Watching the YouTube videos helped me a lot. I advancing the catheter a tiny bit and moving it back in place is really important.
One last tip, if your hospital has areas that order their own supplies and have IV catheters you are more successful with, steal those (jk, but I did trade out with endoscopy for some insytes so I’d have something I was more confident in if someone was a hard stick)
I dislike Nexivas so much that I’d seriously consider turning down a job over them 😂
The most horrible, over-engineered, clumsy angiocaths I’ve ever had the displeasure of using.
Insyte or GTFO
That brand is so hard to use. I was only successful one time in getting a line on a contract that used them. I have no advice other than to petition for a better brand.