IV access

A Self-Directed Learning Module


The ability to obtain intravenous access through cannulation of a peripheral vein is an essential skill in emergency medicine. Although it can appear deceptively easy when performed by an experienced clinician or nurse, it is a difficult skill which requires considerable practice. This module will guide you step by step through the technique of establishing IV access. After practicing on the model you will be ready to attempt the technique, under supervision, on a real patient.