How to insert a peripheral venous cannula

Br J Hosp Med. 1990 Jan;43(1):67-9.


Peripheral venous cannulation is the commonest vascular surgical procedure. It is usually performed by a junior doctor who has learnt the skill from a colleague only marginally more skilled. Correct technique will improve the chances of success and patient comfort and safety.

MeSH terms

  • Antisepsis
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / adverse effects
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / instrumentation
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / methods*
  • Hand Disinfection
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic