Most of us at our facility are using vein name now. Our ED does not.
Mari Cordes, BS RN
Mari Cordes, BS RNIII VA-BC
Vascular Access Department
University of Vermont Medical Center
Vein name alone may not be the total answer. The cephalic vein can be site of an IV from the wrist all the way up the entire length of the arm. Anatomical drawings are another way to indicate the exact location of the site you put in. This is vital information in any legal case.
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
We use vein names, location described by usual anatomical nomenclature (proximal/distal forearm) and numbers of centimeters from anatomical location, etc. - quite specific. Not as simple as just saying we use vein names, but more than I wish to go into here. Better to learn this experientially, especially since there is variability.