This practical learning module focuses on how to undertake the safe and effective insertion of a peripheral cannula. Peripheral cannulation to enable venous access for the administration of intravenous (IV) medication, infusion therapy and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) as well as the taking of blood samples is discussed.
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