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Arm Fractures

Is an arm fracture a contraindication for peripheral IV access?

Depends on location of

Depends on location of fracture and location of vein you want to use. Also was this a simple or compound fracture? Is there some form of cast that prohibits getting to area of vein and adequately stablizing the PIVC? Is there a reason the opposite arm cannot be used? Risk vs benefit assessment needed. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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