Help with difficult veins
A fear of all chemotherapy patients is that it won’t be possible to ‘find’ a vein to administer chemotherapy, or that it will be difficult and painful. Chemotherapy nurses are very experienced and rarely defeated but extra help has arrived at the CCHU and Sunrise Unit in the form of an accuvein – a clever piece of kit which ‘lights up’ the hidden veins and makes cannulation much easier. The idea for buying these came from a patient who had experienced the problem first hand and who provided a large part of the cost, topped up by the CCHF. They are already in use in both units and have the customers seal of approval. Here the accuvein is being demonstrated by Trudi Wallis, one of our highly trained chemo nurses.
Written by CCHF on 18.10.17