PIVC Insertion

Safe and effective cannula insertion is a critical skill for all junior doctors to have. Cannula insertion takes time to master, and we recommend all students begin to perfect this skill through ongoing practice during their hospital placements.

At RPH, we have dedicated cannula insertion packs which provide you with all the equipment required – all you need to do is select the appropriate cannula size. Always remember to use sterile gloves and insert the cannula using aseptic technique, as outlined in the below video.

Thank you to the Royal Perth Bentley Group for producing this video which demonstrates the aseptic and safe insertion of a peripheral venous cannula.