Idea Exchange: Wrap intravenous catheters in red as visual reminder

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Dec 01, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

We wrap red Vetrap (3M) around placed intravenous catheters and wrap other colors of Vetrap around regular bandages. The red bandage serves as a visible reminder to team members to remove the catheter before sending the patient home.

Dr. Charlotte Read-Kydd
Flemington, N.J.