I have a dying question.
I know there is a post talking about how you should angle the catheter before going in. 15° max to avoid puncturing the vein.
That does not work well for my patient because he/she can feel their skin being pulled.
I do not want to cause my patient pain and having to go at a smaller angle will mean I will have to go trough alot of tissues before I reach the vein.
Leading to wasting of time.
How can I still keep entering at 30° angle, primary backflow seen then angle lower to 15°and position catheter parallel to the vein. Advance catheter slightly(4mm) and advance cannula.
Without puncturing the vein.