2. Pre-Procedure Checklist

Ultrasound Settings

  • Ultrasound Settings:
    • Transducer: Linear Ultrasound Probe
      • Probe indicator should face your left to ensure that leftward movement of the probe will result in a leftward shift on screen
    • Preset: Vascular Access (Arterial or Venous Preset)
      • Optimize the image by adjusting depth and gain
Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Orientation Marker

TIP: To make sure that your probe indicator/marker and the screen marker or dot is on the same side, tap a finger on the side of the transducer.

Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Probe transducer marker
2. Pre-Procedure Checklist

Patient Preparation & Ultrasound Machine Positioning

Before you position the patient, wash your hands and put on a pair of well fitted gloves.

  • Patient Position: Place the patient supine in a relaxed position. Position the height of the bed around 45 degrees, adjusting the level of the bed so that the patient’s arm is at the level of umbilicus. Then, position the patient’s arm in the supinated position on top of the side table with a chuck underneath.
  • Ultrasound Machine Placement: Position the US machine on the same side of the vein you wish to cannulate. The side table with the patient’s arm should be between you and the US machine. This will help keep both the patient’s arm, the catheter, and the Ultrasound machine in your line of sight.
Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV PIV Preparation
2. Pre-Procedure Checklist

Pre-Procedure Checklist

Peripheral IV Equipment and Setup

Here is a list of materials you will need on the side table. If you are busy, you can ask someone to obtain this list:

List of all required equipment:

  • Tegaderm to cover the probe
  • Tourniquet
  • Chloraprep
  • Surgilube (sterile jelly)
  • IV: Usually 20 gauge IV or a 20 gauge Art line (optional)
  • IV setup tubing
  • 10 ml 0.9% Sodium Chloride Flush (normal saline)
  • Dressing (tegaderm)
  • Coban
Ultrasound Guided peripheral IV PIV Items