Central line IV cannula aid with the delivery of drugs more quickly, resulting in quicker responses, and are also helpful for transporting significant amounts of blood or other liquids into the patient's body.
FREMONT, CA: A cannula is a tube placed into the body to remove or supply fluids and collect samples. In other words, a cannula surrounds the needle's surface, expanding the needle's effective length and making it easier to manipulate. They are also known as intravenous cannulas or IV cannulas and come in various sizes and characteristics.
IV cannulas can be used for a range of therapies and preventative care. The medical team can use the cannula to inject drugs, fluids, or blood directly into the vein once it has been implanted. The cannula eliminates the need for each session or delivery to use and inject a new needle.
IV cannulas are divided into peripheral IV cannulas, central line IV cannulas, and mid-line IV cannulas. Long-term therapies are done with central line intravenous cannulas, whereas less intrusive treatments are done with midline cannulas. Each of these intravenous cannulas has a distinct purpose and is utilized for different therapies. Take a closer look at each of the three IV cannula types:
Peripheral IV Cannula: The peripheral IV cannula is the most often used IV cannula and is typically utilized for emergency room and surgical patients and those undergoing radiological imaging. Each of the IV lines is only utilized for a maximum of four days, and it is glued to the skin with adhesive tape or a non-allergic substitute after being linked to an IV catheter.
Central Line IV Cannula: This type of IV cannula is used for patients who need medication or fluids to be given over several weeks or months. They aid with the delivery of drugs more quickly, resulting in quicker responses, and are also helpful for transporting significant amounts of blood or other liquids into the patient's body. This IV cannula is put into the jugular, subclavian, or femoral vein in the neck.
Midline Catheter: This is the ideal option for patients receiving therapy for more than five days but less than a month. They're a less invasive approach for extracting blood samples or delivering contents. The IV tube is inserted into a big vein in the patient's upper arm.