The Importance of Peripheral IV Catheter Selection in the Quality and Safety of Cross-Sectional Imaging
In current medical practices, the dependence on accurate, safe and timely imaging is rapidly increasing. Most patients undergo rigorous imaging to determine treatments and positive outcomes. Most of the imaging is contrast-enhanced cross-sectional in nature, including CT, CTA, MR, MRA and PET imaging. In addition to modern equipment, a safe, secure and useable IV access is required to complete the studies successfully. In this presentation, we will discuss the important role of IV access in obtaining the best quality imaging in the safest ways. Using evidence-based data, we will discuss how to choose a safe and reliable venous access and review multiple imaging protocols while providing ample examples of real clinical situations.
The presentation is 60 minutes in length and approved by the CA BRN for 1 CE credit.
Understand the importance of peripheral IV access in cross-sectional imaging.
Describe differences and benefits of fenestrated and nonfenestrated peripheral IV catheters.
Consider the literature supporting the evidence-based practice.