Summary Writer: Andrew Tan
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Ryan Downey
James talks to Dr Ryan Downey about tips and tricks for the insertion of intravenous cannulae.
Dr Ryan Downey completed his Residency at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and is a Clinical Lecturer with the Department of Medicine at the University of Sydney and Senior Fellow in Anaesthetics at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Ryan commenced his Staff Specialist position in Anaesthetics with a focus on Head and Neck, ENT, Obstetric and Ophthalmic Anaesthesia in August 2015. He has a keen interest in medical education, particularly crisis simulation and assists in the Department of Anaesthetics Simulation Laboratory. Ryan has extensive experience in difficult intravenous cannulation.
With Dr Ryan Downey, Consultant Anaesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Lifehouse, New South Wales, Australia
Inserting cannulas is a bread-and-butter job that every junior doctor does. Dr Ryan Downey shares his tips and tricks from his experience.
Case 1 – A nurse has asked you to insert a cannula.
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