Short peripheral cannula

In emergency, it is advisable to use low-cost short-term cannulas (in teflon; sometimes without wing; without pre-assembled extension), to be removed within 24-48 hours. The caliber must be adequate for the intended use: in the hypovolemic patient, in whom the rapid infusion of fluids is expected, or in the patient who will need transfusions, it is preferable to use 20G or larger. Insertion of one or more 16G cannulas will be indicated in the hemorrhagic patients.

Wherever possible, within the limits compatible with the emergency situation, it is advisable for place the device according to the recommendations of the INS and EPIC guidelines (insertion site far from flexion zones; hygiene of the operator's hands and clean gloves; skin antisepsis with 2% chlorhexidine in alcohol; cover and fixing with transparent semipermeable dressing).