Peripheral IV Insertion

Proper Ultrasound assessment of the vasculature is one of the most important aspects to be proficient in IV insertions.  This skill helps to increase success rates while decreasing potential negative outcomes.

Use of Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV (USGPIV) has also become popular for inpatients who are requesting this method over regular IV insertions. This is because USGPIV has proven to be more successful, requires fewer attempts, and is less painful, resulting in increased patient satisfaction.