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Venepuncture and cannulation are routine procedures particularly perioperatively as well as within other inpatient and outpatient settings. Oftentimes, these tasks are left to the most junior members of a team. Obtaining a suitable vessel for venous access can be challenging even for the most experienced clinician.
A unique challenge with preoperative patients is peripheral vasoconstriction due to being fasted, (usually) dehydrated and with high anxiety levels, which further confounds the …
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